The best art openings dont need to contain exhibits that go together; in fact, sometimes its important that they dont, in order to produce in the viewer vastly different feelings and sensations in one evening its like traveling. The directors of 18 Rabbit Gallery, Leah Brown and Peter Symons, who met at Rhode Island School of Design, clearly understand what it means to beautifully bring together two disparate concepts. While you decompress from Thanksgiving, check out Madam, curated by Jackie Tufford, and the paintings of P.J. Mills. The works in the former, by local artists Martin Eduardo Casuso, Giannina Dwin, Kristin Miller Hopkins, Talya Lerman, Denise Moody-Tackley, and the curator herself, interpret and address the tangible, corporal parts of womens stereotypical roles as homemaker, chef, and mother. Moody- Tackley makes dresses using household materials; Dwin sculpts with sugar. In the other exhibit, Mills paintings, to quote the shows news release, represent the metaphors that emerge from [the] examination of common objects and how these objects can be representative of the human condition. The objects themselves indicate subjects like memory, identity, and growth a public examination of private feelings.
18 Rabbit Gallery is an emergent gallery space for artists both established and new. Located at 17 NW Fifth St. in Fort Lauderdale, this opening exhibit is free, runs from 7 to 10 p.m., and will also be part of the FAT Village Art Walk. Call 828-279-1481, or visit 18rabbitgallery.com.
Sat., Nov. 27, 7 p.m., 2010