Second Saturday at Bakehouse 12/13/08

Second Saturday @ BAC


If you missed us during Art Basel, you have a second chance at this weeks Wynwood Gallery Walk! Come visit our artist studios, and view our exhibitions.

Saturday, December 13th

561 NW 32nd Street
Miami, FL, 33127

Exhibitions will be on view until January 25th, 2009

Main Gallery: Paraphernalia
Curated by:
Peter Boswell, Miami Art Museum
Carol Damian, Frost Art Museum
Bernice Steinbaum, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery

tristan fitch / leanne hemmingway-siebels / moira holoham / jill hotchkiss / stephen barron johnson / kathy kissik / cyriaco lopes / mario marinoni / luisa mesa / deborah m. mitchell / daniel ortiz / tere pastoriza / randy polumbo / susan radau / rosemarie romero / angelika rothkegel / tina salvesen / anica shpilberg / jose pacheco silva / loren squire / kikuko tanaka / ramon williams

The word paraphernalia has evolved over time. What is now loosely defined as “equipment, apparatus or furnishing used in or necessary for a particular activity”, historically referred to a bride’s property beyond her dowry. Paraphernalia as a word, has taken a new connotation and has become more intertwined with the realm of taboo. Paraphernalia is a means to an end, and is applicable in almost every aspect of life.

The humorous, historical, political and personal aspects of the word or idea of “paraphernalia” is explored in the paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, video and photography in this nationally juried exhibition.

The Garden and Grotto of Manifest Destiny
From the Burning Man Festival in the Black Rock desert of Nevada, to the Bakehouse Art Complex here in Miami, artist Randy Polumbo has taken his 30 foot installation across the country. The grotto will be on display in the main parking lot of the Bakehouse from Thursday, December 4th through January 25th, 2009.
Come experience this interactive installation! A flower field comprised of bizarre satellite-shaped blossoms gathered around and inside a modified shipping container lures the viewer into a grotto. These techno-organic LED illuminated flowers with solar panel petals and stamens are made of softly glowing sex toys. Set in the BAC parking lot, this modified ARMY container, punctured with baby bottle nipples cast out of recycled glass amid a pollination frenzy of solar flowers, creates a soft glowing subconscious garden. Visitors become pollinators, tempted by the glass nipples to penetrate the grotto.

60+ Artist Studios
BAC artists will open their studios to the public for this event.

Swenson Gallery
“64”: BAC artists work within the confines of a 64 square inch artwork restriction. This multi media exhibition will showcase paintings, drawings, sculpture, mixed media works andphotography.