Surrounded by steaming swampland rife with 20-foot pythons, man-eating gators, and marauding skunk apes, our station at the end of the continent is a certified hot spot for the dangerous, deranged, and bizarre. Weve already had sex offenders under a bridge, cat killers in our midst, and tar balls on our beaches. But now, its getting stranger.
Enter the citys creepiest crannies at Weird Miami, a Sin City-centric art show occupying the offices of the Bas Fisher Invitational (180 NE 39th St., Miami) until September 19. In one corner, there are the remnants frog legs, spatulas, grease of Jason Hedges unholy cooking experiments. In another, there is Peggy Levison Nolans Bar Mitzvah Boys and Prom Queens, a hauntingly benign living-room setup featuring a worn-out bamboo chair, kitschy knickknacks, and found family photos. Then in a dark, adjoining room, Alyse Emdurs 20-minute video documentary Weatherwoman With Lissette Gonzalez loops unendingly, painting the walls with a hot TV glow. Additional weirdness comes courtesy of Artists Autumn Casey, Adler Guerrier, Nicolas Lobo & Kenneth Andrew Mroczek, Justin Long, and Isabel Moros. Admission is free, but the gallery is open only by appointment. Call 305-879-6978, or visit basfisherinvitational.com.
July 24-Sept. 19, 2010