Pop Goes Circumstance

“Romance Man” might not have a symbol in the sky like Batman, and he might not have an alien birth father like Superman, but he’s got love, and that’s all you need, really. That and a bouquet of pink flowers. Romance Man is the creation of local artist Timothy Leistner and will make his debut (Romance Man’s, not Leistner’s) at the “Pop and Circumstance” exhibition Saturday and Sunday. The aptly named temporary exhibit features works inspired by imagery, such as Coca-Cola, from popular culture as well as commentary on modern social mores. Joining Leistner’s superhero of amore is a family album of dinosaur portraits by Andrew Horton, recycled soda-can art by Francisco Sheuat, a universe populated by painted dots from Rick Esposito, and a series of paintings and “Big Mouth” wall sculptures from Jackilyn Laflamme. This exhibit, as well as a full collection of modern art, can be found at the Artist’s Eye Fine Art Gallery, 38 S. Federal Highway, Ste. 2, Dania Beach. Call 954-554-3153, or email artistseyeinc@yahoo.com.
June 12-July 13, 2010
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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