Alhambra Antiques presents Steve Williams Currency 1/27/11

Alhambra (Antiques) presents Currency, an exhibition of mixed media works by acclaimed Jacksonville artist Steve Williams
Opening Artist Reception with Steve Williams
January 27th, 2011 7-9pm
Alhambra Antiques
2850 Salzedo Street
Coral Gables, FL 33134
www.alhambraantiques.com

January 27-March 30, 2011

There are so many names for money. Dough. Green. Ace. Cake. Bread. Cabbage. Spread. Bucks. Legal Tender.

Money tells our collective story. It gives us snapshots of ourselves: where we originated and how we became who we are now. Money gives us feelings of security, fear, love, safety, happiness, accomplishment and inspiration. It urges us our competitive spirit.

With these works, graphic images created and manipulated by Mr. Williams, the artist delves into an exploration of the familiar and exotic through the lens of currency. The history, the craft, the colors, the iconography, even the act of counterfeiting, become relatable, mutable elements. By examining currency in its domestic and foreign forms, Williams sheds light on these complex interrelationships and uncovers the myths we tell ourselves, the assets that we shelter, and our potentially destructive behaviors – all driven by the love of money.

A cross between furniture store, art gallery, and cultural space, the “new old” Alhambra (Antiques) is an experience not to be missed. Exhibits are curated to include unparalleled vintage, antique, and contemporary design offerings as well as works from innovative artisans who share a similar aesthetic.

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