One might define Nan Goldin as pretty damn punk rock.
The daring photographer brought honest scenes of the post-punk and queer counterculture of the '70s and '80s to the attention of the mainstream, and didn't forget to also beautifully shoot what weird stuff was going on in our homes either. One of her photographs is featured at the Girls' Club art gallery in Fort Lauderdale as part of their current exhibition Re-Framing the Feminine.
The gallery will screen the film High Art, as part of their Chick Flicks series, which is based on Goldin's work and life. The 1998 independent film, starring Ally Sheedy, follows the journey of a young woman whose life intertwines with an eccentric lesbian photographer. Very much a girls' club kinda film, no?
Films in the Chick Flick series are chosen to match the gallery's mission, which promotes knowledge and the careers of female artists. This particular screening also marks the closing Re-Framing The Feminine, which opened in November of 2011.
Their next exhibition, which opens with a reception at 6 p.m. on November 2, is called Following the Line. A departure from photography, this show is curated by Miami gallerist Carol Jazzar. It will feature drawings by female artists with a specific focus on works inspired by "the line." Stay tuned for more info on that and Art Fallout 2012, a one-day call for works on paper.;
High Art at 6 p.m. on September 29 at Girls' Club, 117 NE Second St., Fort Lauderdale. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 -- though there's nothing stopping you from giving more. There will also be refreshments.
After the film, head over to Fat Village Arts District for this month's art walk, from 7 to 11 p.m.