is an exhibit about todays post-industrial landscape or should I say wasteland? opening at the Hollywood Art and Culture Center (1650 Harrison St., Hollywood). Its the joint project of two artists, Michael Balbone and Emily Martinez, who share a flair for throwing recycled trash and old photographs back in the face of society. Their works can also be punch lines, as in I Saw Mary in My Chest Hair, a gold-framed inkjet print of the Virgin Mary rising majestically in the fur between two ample male breasts.
Three other exhibits are opening simultaneously. Abracadabra is the third-annual raffle of 100 works from six galleries happening February 19 after the art has been on display for a few weeks. One raffle ticket and admission for two costs $375 it might be worth it if you win something worth thousands down the road. Another gallery, Doug Crocco: Entropy, expresses Americas simultaneous darkness and optimism through dazzling colored-pencil drawings of Winnie the Pooh, rainbows, and slogans. Then theres ellos y nosotros: them and us, a show of artist Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguezs empty bird cages and projections of old 16 mm painted films.
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The opening reception is today from 6 to 9 p.m., and the four exhibits run until February 19. Hollywood Art and Culture Center is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Call 954-921-3274, or visit artandculturecenter.org.
Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.; Sundays, noon. Starts: Jan. 21. Continues through Feb. 18, 2010