If youre looking for subtleties and nuances, stop reading here. On the other hand, if youre looking for a reality check that runs the gamut from DVD video projections to a gloriously bashed-in ´99 VW Bug, look no further than the Dorsch Gallery (151 NW 24th St. Miami). In Kyle Trowbridges current exhibit at the Dorsch, What Makes a Boy Start Fires?, there are six works of varying mediums centered around a single theme: impotence. Social impotence, that is, as a result of automobiles. Technology races off, resting comfortably in the front seat as intimacy flattens its nose against the glass windows locked out until we physically crash into each other.
In fact, its true of most gadgets intended to enhance our communication -- they only serve as means of face time when they crash. That goes for anything from four-wheel drives to hard drives. When were mashed and mangled around each other, or praying over our busted computers with the nearest Geek-squad, panic and personalization ensue.
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Trowbridges idea scratches at technologys surface. What we witness amid the wreckage of a car accident is a scrap of intimacy: a site we cant unstick our eyes from. And this time were welcome to keep sticking, until closing night on October 6. Visit www.dorschgallery.com. Call 305-576-1276. Gallery hours are from 1 to 5 p.m., Thursday through Saturday.
Thursdays-Saturdays. Starts: Sept. 21. Continues through Oct. 6, 2007