Kawaii to the Sky

If you’re looking for a serious sugar rush this weekend, pencil in a visit to the opening of “Candy Coated Dreams,” the newest exhibit at West Palm Beach art gallery-cum-tattoo parlor Slushbox. A celebration of everything sweet, sugary, cuddly, and nice, “Candy Coated Dreams” will be unveiled Saturday at the lowbrow yet cutting-edge venue that is the Slushbox gallery. On display will be artists such as Sugar Fueled (pen name for local artist Michael Banks) and his work of adorable puppies and kittens with huge demonic black eyeballs — tearing a page from the work of ’60s artist Margaret Keane. Each work at the show will exude what’s known as kawaii — a Japanese slang term meaning cute. Artist Sara Leigh, for example, and her sewn, plush, animal taxidermy heads emit a certain level of kawaii. Be there for all the eye candy from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Slushbox Gallery, located at 2716 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 101, in West Palm Beach. Free to attend. Call 561-832-4655, or visit slushbox.com.
Sat., March 7, 2015
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Alex Rendon