Second Look

You might wonder how seriously you should take a gallery that got started on Craigslist. But that's sort of the point: Gallery owner Peter Meyerhoefer thinks art should be as accessible as an online posting. The "Second Look" show at his Meyerhoefer Gallery offers a hodgepodge of art from emerging artists, priced from $35 to $3,000, from CD- to fridge-sized, in formats as various as an acrylic-painted skateboard to a jewel-toned monoprint to "wearable art" (of the last, Meyerhoefer says, "Jewelry doesn't intimidate people the way art can."). It's the only place outside of Key West that you can find Whitehead Street Pottery's artful raku ceramics. And it previews work slated for the gallery's second season, by architectural-draftsman-turned-painter Keith Clark, and Lois Barton, whose work was recently exhibited at the Boca Museum's All Florida Show. There's also interesting art in this show made by folks fresh from art school, such as Matt Krawcheck, whose self-referential work dealing with "contemporary issues that get little attention in the media" got him named "Best Emerging Artist" by our sister alt-weekly in Kansas City. It's not clear that good art with a message will sell as well as mindlessly abstract art that might complement someone's couch, so who knows how long a little, commercial gallery like Meyerhoefer's can keep artists like Krawcheck. But the many explorations of color and texture in the entirely abstract paintings here by Fernando de Oliveira sure are pretty. (Through September 1 at the Meyerhoefer Gallery, 608 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth. Call 561-533-5332.)

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