Faux Fur, Real Art

Forget Marilyn, Liz, or even Britney (especially Britney). The real sex symbol is and always will be Venus, the Roman goddess of love. She’s the quintessential muse, the woman who launched a thousand paintings (and sculptures, books, songs, etc.). And she’s once again in the spotlight, thanks to Rachel Hoffman and Kelly Boehmer. In their exhibit/performance “Venus in Faux Fur,” the local artists offer their own versions of the original it girl, from wildly interpretive (and curvaceous) paintings and drawings to an installation of the artists dressed as Venus. Hoffman sums up the exhibit in her artist’s statement: “There is an instant appeal to sanguine flesh and bright colors, to the spectacle of deformity and violence, to the absurdity of fashion, and circus theatrics. ”

Hoffman and Boehmer drop by for a performance/installation (as well as a meet-and-greet) from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Red Pearl Yoga (918 NE 20th Ave., Fort Lauderdale). Admission is free. Call 954-828-1651, or visit www.redpearlyoga.com.
Sat., Feb. 11

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Jason Budjinski