Girls' Club's "Self-Proliferation" Catalog Unveiling


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Girls' Club Collection
117 NE Second St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33301
If you've been around enough stodgy art catalogs, the very idea of them can start to seem heavy in more ways than one. They're usually thick, expensive coffee-table souvenirs filled with academic essays and pretty pictures that looked better on gallery walls. That's precisely why Girls' Club's catalog for its "Self-Proliferation" exhibition promises to be such a refreshing page-turner. Designed by Miami graphic designer Augusto Mendoza, the 96-page, soft-cover catalog will be as eclectic as the exhibition, whose nearly 40 artists explore issues of female fecundity through such avenues as racial politics, feminism, pop culture, fashion, and printed media. The catalog will feature original writings from curator Micaela Giovannotti, poems inspired by the exhibition courtesy of Girls' Club writer-in-residence Jan Becker, and much more. The cover of the book is a DIY art project in itself, with pockets allowing for the inclusion of creative inserts as well as a sticker sheet. Girls' Club will celebrate the catalog's release, as well as the closing of "Self-Proliferation," on Saturday with an evening of readings from Becker and a half-dozen other notable South Florida authors. These include Fabienne Josaphat, who will discuss her novel about living under the oppressive Haitian government of Papa Doc Duvalier, and Cathleen Chambliss, a Miami poet, artist, and activist supporting her subversively titled new collection, "Nec(Romantic)." The catalog unveiling and reading runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at Girls' Club, located at 117 NE Second St. in Fort Lauderdale. Admission is free. Call 954-828-9151, or visit
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