Above Images: Lex Barberio, The Ambisextrous, photograph printed on lenticular prints, 23 x 29in
ARTISTS + IDENTITY:
Portraiture, Performance, Doppelgängers, and Disguise
Sat., June 5 – Sun., August 15, 2021
Opening Reception: June 5 | 5 - 8 pm
Curated by Meaghan Kent
Participating artists: Mequitta Ahuja, Lex Barberio, Nash Glynn,
Martine Gutierrez, Loie Hollowell, Annie Leibovitz, Helina Metaferia,
Christina Pettersson, Terence Price II, Lucas Samaras, Cindy Sherman,
Antonia Wright, with archives from the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Family Archive
The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is pleased to present Artists and Identity: Portraiture, performance, doppelgängers, and disguise. This exhibition takes a multi-level approach to understand the presentation and expression of oneself in contemporary art. Both playful and poetic, each of these artists conveys representations or misrepresentations of persona through painting, sculpture, video, performance. The exhibition will introduce ideas to the general public to encourage observation and self-perception; they are encouraged to look longer or look twice.
Also on view at the Center is Mark Fleuridor: Black Castor Oil, an Oolite Arts Collaboration in Gallery 2 and a diverse exhibition of international masks Masks: From the Faces of the World Collection of Dr. Donna L. Goldstein in the Community Gallery.
The Center would like to thank: Mequitta Ahuja, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Lex Barberio, Nash Glynn, Anthony Spinello and Spinello Projects, Melissa Wallen and the de la Cruz Collection, Mario Gonzalez and the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Family Archive, Martine Gutierrez, Ryan Lee Gallery, Loie Hollowell, Pace Gallery, Scott and Margot Ziegler, The Christos Collection, Bonnie Barnett, Helina Metaferia, Sarah Odens and Auburn University, Jane Thayer, Ted Firkins and AIRIE Artists in Residence in Everglades, Christina Pettersson, Terence Price II, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Cindy Jagnandan and the Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody, and Antonia Wright.
with Guest Artist
Sun., June 20
Noon - 4 pm
Did you know you can take a picture without using a camera? Cyanotype is a simple printing process that makes brilliant blue images after being exposed to light! This STEAM-based activity is inspired by Antonia Wright’s work in the exhibition Artists + Identity on view at the Center. Learn how to make these unusual blueprint images with the Miami-based artist.
Artists and Identity: Portraiture, performance, doppelgängers, and disguise is supported by a Cultural Tourism Program grant from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood; the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation; and the Josephine S. Leiser Foundation. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.