Art of the Mind
The medical community probably regards phrenology the same way musicians do Milli Vanilli. For those not familiar, the 19th-century discipline posited, among other things, that human personality is determined by bumps on the skull. Right. But you know what they say: One mans outdated pseudoscience is another mans Picasso. Just ask the artists featured in Altered States. The multimedia exhibit takes a look at the mind-body relationship, which adds some color to that gray matter, examining anything from phrenology and neuroscience to everyones favorite, sexual anxiety. Perhaps meditating on Joni Younkins-Herzogs sculpture Lust and Anxiety will help you overcome your stage fright. OK, probably not, but its still damned cool-looking.
Altered States opens Saturday at 18 Rabbit Gallery (17 NW Fifth St., Fort Lauderdale). The exhibit runs through November 9; hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and admission is free. Call 828-279-1481, or visit 18rabbitgallery.com.
Sat., Oct. 9; Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Oct. 9. Continues through Nov. 9, 2010
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