Regardless of whether the food truck rally is on or off at this weekend's Second Saturday Art Walk (it’s off this month by the way), the Wynwood affair gets some street cred back with a show at Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art.
The dealer behind the space, which just opened in March, sought out the street artist behind notorious wheat-pastings spotted around town and invited him into his growing stable of new talent. See Clandestine Culture's political wheat pasting at the gallery in a group show this Saturday. Word is he'll get a solo show there this October.
Meanwhile Dorsch opens exhibits by three heady female artists, Snitzer collaborates with Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club's Clayton Deutsch, and a Colombian artist takes on a crazed Britney Spears at Black Square Gallery.
The art walk starts roughly at 6 p.m. Saturday and fills Wynwood blocks (between 22 and 29 streets along NW Second Avenue) and those in the Design District (roughly 35 to 41 streets between NE Second and N. Miami avenues).
Click below for HuffPost Miami's highlights for this weekend's Second Saturday Art Walk:
"Live...Suburbia!" centers on the "restless youth" and "disposable landscapes" of urban sprawl. See the pop-up exhibit at the Workshop Collective alongside live performances by Vice City Rollers, Talking Dogs, and The Cost. More <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/226390680795479/" target="_hplink">info here</a>.
Wynwood gallerist <a href="http://gsfineart.com/about-us/meet-gregg" target="_hplink">Gregg Shienbaum</a> asked a notorious area wheat-paster known as Clandestine Culture to have a formal show in his gallery. "Nobody knows him yet outside of Miami, but I think his work has a strong social message people really respond to and is going to take off," Shienbaum <a href="http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2012-05-10/culture/wynwood-art-walk-clandestine-culture-takes-center-stage/" target="_hplink">told the <em>Miami New Times</em></a>. He just sold his first piece to a French collector. See Clandestine Culture's work in a group show this Saturday.
A new exhibit at <a href="http://www.thelunchboxgallery.com/" target="_hplink">Lunch Box Gallery</a> features artists who have been previously published in the art mag "Area Zinc." The group photo show centers on the "idea of photography as an exercise for the imagination." <em>Photo by Christopher Lee Donovan</em>
<a href="http://www.dorschgallery.com/" target="_hplink">Dorsch Gallery</a> presents the work of three artists: Felecia Chizuko Carlisle presents "Facade," a "multi-sensual response to skyscraper architectures in Miami." Michelle Weinberg's "The Pretend Dimension" plays with pre-3D forms and Japanese prints in her flattened painted spaces. In "Walk With Me," Elisabeth Condon presents colorful landscapes as sites of political resistance.
<a href="http://www.kelleyroygallery.com/" target="_hplink">Kelley Roy Gallery</a> presents a 25-year-plus retrospective of Venezuelan artist Antonio Ugarte, whose work revels in the "physical tiredness" and "spiritual satisfaction" of triathletes.
Just in time for Mother's Day, an unusual meditation on maternity is on view at Miami's <a href="http://www.hardcoreartcontemporary.com/" target="_hplink">Hardcore Contemporary Art Space</a>. Artist Kate Kretz uses human hair as well as found objects to explore the fragility, tenderness, and identity shifts of motherhood. Read more about the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/01/kate-kretz-human-hair_n_1468869.html?ref=miami#s=909938" target="_hplink">exhibit here</a>. <em>Decades of Dreaming of You... by Kate Kretz</em>
At <a href="http://www.robertfontainegallery.com/" target="_hplink">Robert Fontaine Gallery</a>, see a group show featuring Troy Abbott, Simon Chetrit, Jesse Faber, Nick Gentry, Kathy Kissik, Josafat Miranda, Tina La Porta, Paul Rousso, and Scott Sndyer. <em>Factory A by Kathy Kissik </em>
<a href="http://www.blacksquaregallery.com/" target="_hplink">Black Square Gallery</a>'s "Hobnobbing At The Garden Of Earthly Delights" features the embroidery, laser etching, patchwork, acrylic and charcoal on fabric work of Colombian artist Aníbal Vallejo <em>Mad Britney by Aníbal Vallejo </em>
The Nightclub presents a one-night exhibition titled "One Size Fits All"" at the Buena Vista Building. The Frank Zappa album "One Size Fits All" was the launching point for this group show, which features artists Kevin Arrow, Jenna Balfe, Bhakti Baxter, Autumn Casey, Clint Casey, Dino Felipe, Kool Large, Nicolas Lobo, Gean Moreno, Upahar David Neiburger, Daniel Newman, and DJ Le Spam. <em>Image provided by artist/curator Bhakti Baxter</em>
Curated by Clayton Deutsch, the man behind Beach gallery Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club, Snitzer features "Post Modern," a group show featuring work by Merlin Carpenter, Ian Cheng, Jason Galbut, Ed Lehan, Georgie Nettell, Georgia Sagri, and Thank You Brenda. <em>The Automatic by Merlin Carpenter</em>