Thursday, September 15, 2011

HUMORATORIUM: The Art of Whimsy Exhibition Curated by Lisa Rockford @ 1310 Gallery

1310 Gallery
1310 SW 2nd Ct. (Middle St.), Ft. Lauderdale, 33312
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1, 2011, 7-10 pm
Closing Reception & ART FALLOUT Community Event: Saturday, October 15, 2011, 5-9 pm
Admission: Free & Open to the Public        
This group exhibition on 3 floors will make you smile and prove to be one of the Best of the season! HUMORATORIUM is a spectacle of the best and most innovative contemporary art that incorporates wit, humor, irony, or playfulness in process, materials, or subject matter. Featuring the amusing creations of 34 artists, from inflatable Installation art to painting and animation, this exhibition will be a visual treat! These artists embrace creation through playful materials or processes and use humor to enlighten cultural discussion. on view for only two weeks.

Artists were selected through a part juried, part invitational process, by curator Lisa Rockford. Several artists will receive cash prizes, selected by prominent art professionals. Featured artists include Benjamin Morey, Andrew Nigon, Tawnie Silva, John Pack, Carmen Tiffany, Randy Burman, and Judy Polstra.

The opening features edible art by Wendy Doscher-Smith and free beverages by Magners Original Irish Cider, Bronco Wine Company, and Bawls Energy drink. The exhibition is supported in part by a grant from The Broward Cultural Division.
Come for the closing reception on October 15, part of the ART FALLOUT downtown Ft Lauderdale art tour, where we will announce prizes and host a special performance by Nicole Martinez and Rodrigo Arcaya. They will perform with hacked children's toys, modified by Nicole to behave as musical instruments. Rodrigo Arcaya will create visual accompaniment using live cameras and computer programming.
1310 Gallery is located at 1310 SW 2nd Ct. (Middle St.), Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 and offers over 3000 square feet of exhibition space split into 3 levels, and housed within ArtSpace’s Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts, in downtown Ft Lauderdale. 1310 Gallery is an artist run collective that rotates art exhibitions monthly. The gallery is open by appointment in addition to the Opening & Closing receptions.

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