Action Shots

Did you ever see that Power Puff Girls episode where Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup are all buxom and grown, exiled to the outskirts of society and running into trouble with Johnny Law? Yeah, me neither. But looking at artist Alex ab Barrera’s work makes you wonder what could’ve been if the girls would’ve given up the kindergarten crime solving and focused instead on causes like bad cops, a hypocritical Catholic church, and kicking some Nazis’ asses. In his digital illustration show, “Flesh and Chrome” Barrera draws karate-kicking coquettes hovering in midair, roller girls inking up cop cars, strapped femme fatales armed with chainsaws, and fearless chicas busting open seedy cathedral windows.

Tonight from 9 p.m. until midnight at Undergrounds Coffeehaus (2743 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) see nine pieces of Barrera’s work on display. There’ll be a DJ on site and a $1 raffle to win one of Barrera’s earlier pieces. Call 954-630-1900, or visit www.myspace.com/shapeshifteralex.
Sat., Jan. 12, 2008

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