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2007 Stories by Michael Mills

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  • Ready for Takeoff, Cap'n

    published December 13, 2007

    It comes into view as you round the southern curve of Young Circle in Hollywood. Perched on a plot of park land on the eastern edge of the... More >>

  • "Purvis Young: The Angels Exhibition 2007"

    published December 13, 2007

    The past few years have been good to Purvis Young. Last year he was named Best Local Artist by this paper. The year before he was the subject... More >>

  • But Can You Sit On It?

    published December 6, 2007

    Form vs. function. The argument seems almost quaint now. It has been more than a century since Oscar Wilde began his preface to The Picture... More >>

  • Tongue on Wry?

    published November 22, 2007

    In her catalog introduction to the quirky group exhibition "Delicatessen," now at the Schmidt Center Gallery on Florida Atlantic... More >>

  • Arms and Legs Afloat

    published November 8, 2007

    If you have a problem with vertigo, approach the latest body of work from Royo with caution. In "Royo: Ingrávidos," now at the... More >>

  • Start With a Nucho

    published October 18, 2007

    For confirmation of the idea that bigger is not necessarily better, look no further than the Boca Raton Museum of Art, where two exhibitions... More >>

  • Many Sundays Spent Interpreting Pictures

    published October 4, 2007

    If ever an exhibition needed a map of some sort, "Craig Kucia: many sundays were spent talking of rockets," the small one-man show now... More >>

  • Sewing for Glory

    published September 20, 2007

    When the Museum of Art/Fort Lauderdale shut down at the beginning of the summer, there was more than a little skepticism, in these pages and... More >>

  • Once More With Feeling

    published August 23, 2007

    It really was like déjà vu all over again. Stepping into Art Expressions Gallery, I mean. The gallery, once crammed into a... More >>

  • Texting Nature

    published August 9, 2007

    A text panel early in "Tigers of Wrath: Watercolors by Walton Ford" notes that the artist has been called "Audubon on Viagra." It's a... More >>

  • Who's Your Brother?

    published July 26, 2007

    A teenaged Ugandan girl stares solemnly at the camera, the lower third of her face a mangled mess. Her crime? Refusing to have sex with a rebel... More >>

  • Henry's Solid State

    published July 19, 2007

    After nearly a decade of covering the "Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition" at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, I had come... More >>

  • Divine Underwear

    published June 28, 2007

    ¨Art of Asia: Focus on Japan¨ On display through August 18 at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral... More >>

  • I´m Your Puppet

    published June 14, 2007

    Objets trouvés. Found objects. In the right hands, so to speak, few words are as charged with artistic possibilities. And when the... More >>

  • Faces and Places

    published May 31, 2007

    I went to Michael Joseph Photography and Artists' Haven Gallery expecting one thing and got another altogether. What I expected, more or... More >>

  • Help Me, I'm Falling

    published May 17, 2007

    "Stop!" a voice called out. "Please don't touch." And while the guard was not admonishing me, he might as well have been. I'm hard-pressed to... More >>

  • News From the Edge

    published May 10, 2007

    On display through May 31 at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Mark K. Wheeler Gallery, 1799 SE 17th St. Cswy., Fort Lauderdale. Call... More >>

  • Stop at X

    published April 26, 2007

    Six years ago, during her short but influential tenure at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, then-curator Samantha Salzinger initiated a... More >>

  • From Paris With Heat

    published April 12, 2007

    Art or softcore porn? That might well have been the question weighing on the minds of a few people poking their heads into Saba Gallery on Fort... More >>

  • Something Abstract About Nature

    published March 29, 2007

    So you think you know Georgia O'Keeffe? Well, think again. That, in a nutshell, was my immediate reaction to "Georgia O'Keeffe: Circling... More >>

  • Merce Is in the House

    published March 8, 2007

    Timing, as they say, is everything. When I contacted North Miami's Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) recently, it was just to make arrangements to... More >>

  • Post-Feminist Femmes

    published February 15, 2007

    When the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood lost its in-house curator, Samantha Salzinger, last year — she took up teaching at Florida... More >>

  • Swamped by Beauty

    published February 1, 2007

    If you're not familiar with Marjory Stoneman Douglas — and if you're living in South Florida and don't know the name, shame on you, because... More >>

  • Fame Became Her — and Us

    published January 11, 2007

    In August of this year, it will have been 45 years since Marilyn Monroe was found dead of a barbiturate overdose — nearly a decade longer... More >>

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