Seconds, Anyone?

You don’t have to be a big Kahuna, beachcomber, or surfer chick to get leid during this weekend’s balmy “Second Saturday Art Walk” beginning at 6 p.m. Just follow the torches and the ukulele music wafting from the Harold Golen Gallery (2294 NW Second Ave., Miami), where the art dealer is celebrating his annual Fine Art Tiki show featuring some of the biggest names working in the genre today. “It’s a load of fun and what playful summer shows are all about,” says Golen, who has invited artists like Kevin Kidney, Jody Daily, Shag, Skot Olsen, and a raft of others to turn his Wynwood digs into a Polynesian pop paradise. “Just tell everyone to wear a Hawaiian shirt or sarong and I’ll lei them myself,” Golen cracks. Call 305-989-3359, or visit haroldgolengallery.com.

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering about those “in-between” spaces we often float through without noticing, then make sure to check out “Metrouroboros,” Ashley Ford’s peep into highways, public restrooms, airports, and other nonplaces we pass through with frequency, often without noticing the surroundings. At the University of Miami’s Wynwood Project Space (2200 A NW Second Ave., Miami), the artist examines the psychological and sociological impact of these spots on public culture, including a smashing photo that reminds us of Larry Craig’s romp in an airport toilet. Call 305-284-2543, or visit as.miami.edu/art.

Those whose interests veer toward figurative anatomical studies should visit Ascaso Gallery (2441 NW Second Ave., Miami), where James Mathison’s sculptures of a man’s head and disembodied hands will raise eyebrows with their exceptional attention to detail. Also on view are Venezuelan artist Pancho Quilici’s beguiling paintings that conjure a landscape of labyrinths and incomplete buildings mixed with semitransparent geometric forms of a futuristic nature. Call 305-571-9410, or visit ascasogallery.com.
Sat., July 9, 2011

 
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