Think of the new Miami Art Museum (101 W. Flagler St., Miami) exhibit, "New Work Miami 2010", as CliffsNotes to the local contemporary art scene. Curator Ren calls it a complex show that represents a complex art community; if pressed to summarize, he says that a lot of the pieces deal with urban development and that Miami art has a ruckus energy from rock n sci-fi tropes.
Among the 35 Miami artists, Beatriz Monteavaro employs classic punk rock and campy horror-movie imagery in her sculptures. Kevin Arrow uses photo light boxes and a vintage slide projector to showcase discarded vacation images from Miami garage sales. Don Lambert shows a spinning disc sculpture inspired by Edwin Abbotts sci-fi novella Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions.
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"New Work" runs through October 17, but this Saturday at 6 p.m., the exhibits opening night will feature performances by the TM Sisters, music by Oscar Fuentes and the Gipsy Catz, and a makeshift radio broadcasting studio by the artist collective Talking Head Transmitters. Opening night costs $20 if youre not a MAM member. Call 305-375-3000, or visit miamiartmuseum.org.
Sat., July 17, 6 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, noon; Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m. Starts: July 17. Continues through Oct. 17, 2010