Next door at Gallery Diet (174 NW 23rd St., Miami) Mayami Son Machin is a group show organized by Guatemala Citys Proyectos Ultravioleta, exploring stereotypes associated with Latin American identity refracted through the prism of the glitz and glam of the Magic City. The provocative exhibit takes its name from Latin pop diva Gloria Estefans backup band that gained notoriety during the 1970s. It riffs on Miamis exoticism, notions of overinflated machismo, and stereotypical, caricature-like concepts of female identity. Call 305-571-2288, or visit gallerydiet.com.
The hazy spaces where communication evolves or dissolves into nonsense is the subject of Noise Field at the Dorsch Gallery (141 NW 24th St., Miami), investigating written, spoken, and nonverbal languages in a variety of media. Curated by local writer Annie Hollingsworth, the compelling group show oscillates between the meaning of words and murky images seeking expression. Call 305 576-1278, or visit dorschgallery.com.
Sat., June 11, 2011