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1998 Stories by Michael Mills

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  • Grand Illusions

    published December 24, 1998

    A faint but unmistakable electrical hum was in the air when I stepped into the Boca Raton Museum of Art to see "Richard Anuszkiewicz:... More >>

  • Whale's Tale

    published December 10, 1998

    The centerpiece of "Red Grooms: Moby Dick Meets the New York Public Library," now on view at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, is so... More >>

  • Shiny Happy Canvases

    published November 26, 1998

    The canvases of the American realist painter Janet Fish are so vibrant, so shimmering with light, energy, and bright, saturated colors, that to... More >>

  • Crash, Bang, Ewwwww

    published November 12, 1998

    The human body has always fascinated David Cronenberg, the Canadian filmmaker who's the inspiration and catalyst for "Spectacular Optical," a... More >>

  • Schizoid Celluloid II

    published November 5, 1998

    After a flurry of preliminary "minifest" activity over the past couple of weeks in Boca Raton, Hollywood, Coconut Grove, and Fort Lauderdale, the... More >>

  • Schizoid Celluloid

    published October 29, 1998

    As it enters its 13th season, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival continues to evolve far beyond its humble origins in the mid-'80s.... More >>

  • Zen and the Art of Health-Care Maintenance

    published October 22, 1998

    "Eating Monkey Brains, The Baboon Nurse and Other Tales," Robert Morrison's audacious one-man show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lake... More >>

  • Teachers' Pets

    published October 8, 1998

    You know the saying: "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach." That's not the case, however, at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, which is... More >>

  • Trading Places

    published September 24, 1998

    To get an in-a-nutshell sense of the differences and similarities between the "40th Annual Hortt Competition" and the "1998 Salon Des Refuses"... More >>

  • Little Shop of Wonders

    published September 10, 1998

    Housed in a nondescript storefront among the Fountains Shoppes of Distinction in Plantation, the Bock Gallery is the sort of unassuming little... More >>

  • You're on Your Own

    published August 27, 1998

    I knew next to nothing about Uruguayan art when I set out to see the "3rd Uruguayan Art Exhibition" on display at the Broward County Main Library.... More >>

  • Little Country, Big Output

    published August 13, 1998

    One of the mysteries of 20th-century art is the remarkable outpouring of creativity that has come from a seemingly unlikely place: Haiti. For... More >>

  • Home Is Where the Art Is

    published July 30, 1998

    Even if Frederic Clay Bartlett had never picked up a paintbrush, he would merit at least a footnote in the history of modern art for his many... More >>

  • Have Art, Will Travel

    published July 16, 1998

    The catalog for "Postcards on the Edge," a show on display at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale, describes it as "a multifaceted progressive traveling... More >>

  • No Pane, No Gain

    published July 2, 1998

    You won't find the work of glass artist Jackson Hall in any South Florida gallery or museum -- not yet, anyway. A recent transplant from San... More >>

  • The Outsiders

    published June 18, 1998

    Art sometimes turns up in the most improbable places, manifesting itself in the most surprising ways. 9Muses Art Center is located in a... More >>

  • River of Images

    published June 4, 1998

    There are no other Everglades in the world. The opening line of the late Marjory Stoneman Douglas' famous The Everglades: River of Grass... More >>

  • Who Needs a Curator

    published May 21, 1998

    On my way over to the Gallery Center in Boca Raton, I expected to find a row of quaint little shops side by side in some trendy shopping mall.... More >>

  • There's Something Fishy Going On

    published May 7, 1998

    If you happen to stop by the Schacknow Museum of Fine Art in Coral Springs, resist the urge to take a closer look at the austere, enigmatic... More >>

  • Call of the Wild

    published April 23, 1998

    Realism is alive and reasonably well at Call of Africa's Native Visions Gallery in Fort Lauderdale, which specializes not in the tribal art of... More >>

  • Ghosts in the Machines

    published April 9, 1998

    Performance art or happening? Light-and-space art or installation? The mixed-media art at Lumonics, also known as the Tanner Studio, resolutely... More >>

  • Apples and Oranges

    published March 26, 1998

    Everything but the Kitchen Sink might make a better name for Art Frenzie, a new Wilton Manors gallery crammed with an amazing amount, not to... More >>

  • Nobody's Home

    published March 12, 1998

    The work of sculptor Duane Hanson exerts a powerful pull on people. It's not unusual to see a handful of museum visitors clustered around one of... More >>

  • Friend of the Little People

    published February 26, 1998

    In a professional career that lasted just more than a decade, Keith Haring not only proved to be one of the most prolific American artists of his... More >>

  • Screen Tests II

    published February 5, 1998

    The fifteenth Miami Film Festival continues apace Thursday through Sunday with two works by Japanese director-actor Takeshi Kitano, a star-studded... More >>

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