Figure Study

A farm-family composed of colored pencils, a cow made of shoe soles, palm trees constructed from books: Welcome to the twisted vision of Federico Uribe. Step into the mind of this Colombian conceptual artist in the season-opening exhibit at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, "The World According to Federico Uribe." Known for using everyday objects in his individual sculptures and room-sized installations, the Miami-based auteur will create a custom walk-in environment for the exhibit, which will fill a 5,000-square-foot gallery. Also featured will be pieces from "Animal Farm," a sprawling 2008 installation that included the aforementioned family (as well as soaring birds, farm animals, and let's not forget the hovering flies). These labor-intensive pieces combine fantasy, irony, and childhood memories, inviting viewers to connect with them on a personal level. Uribe's latest work depicts trees and gardens.

"The World According to Federico Uribe" opens Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and runs through December 4 at the Boca Museum (501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton). Admission costs $8 or less. Call 561-392-2500, or visit bocamuseum.org.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Sept. 21. Continues through Dec. 4, 2011

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