Co-curator Jaishri Abichandani, an India native and transplant New Yorker, has selected a broad swath of works for Lotus, all of which grapple with the changing face of South Asia. Start with Ansuman Biswas Self Portrait a multi-colored, thermal-mapped figure sitting cross-legged in a void, suggesting a transition between old-world spirituality and technical transcendence. Then theres Pakistani artist Fawad Khan, who offers familiar objects buses, plants, people then rips them into a vibrant plume of parts. His diaspora of bloodless limbs and cascading sheets definitely evokes regional turmoil, but through the filter of time and distance. Theres plenty more to explore, so check out the opening reception of Exploding the Lotus tonight at 6 p.m. Admission costs $6. Call 954-921-3274, or visit www.artandculturecenter.org.
Feb. 28-May 25, 2008