"This also was a big reason why I made the show what it is and why I decided, yes, I need to make this art," she says. "This guy is a fucking asshole and told me to get my brain checked. I understand that the ad is really ridiculous, but this is the way men talk to women, period... And it's even worse in real life, even if you're just walking down the street."

Since "Latina Seeking Thug" opened to the public a few weeks ago, many viewers have wondered if it's real. Indeed, it's 100 percent authentic, even if Rondón's intentions weren't so straightforward.

At times funny, at others horrifying, and definitely off-the-wall, "Latina Seeks Thug" is an absolutely enlightening exhibit. It will be on display through this Friday, when Little Haiti Country Club will host its closing party. Rondón — joined by fellow artists, friends, and musicians — will sell 100 zine copies of "Latina Seeking Thug," which will include everything on the walls plus stuff that didn't make the cut. The artist hopes buyers will have as much fun with the collection as she has.


"Latina Seeks Thug," through Friday, August 22, at Little Haiti Country Club, 8267 NE Second Ave., Miami; littlehaiticountryclub.tumblr.com. Open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m., with a closing party Friday at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

"It's super-rare, and it's a part of their life," she says. "I got to share my work with them, and that's it."

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