Stash Gallery presents P(ART)Y with Aholsniffsglue 5/9/09

Date/Time:Sat., May 9, 7:00pm
Price: No cover
Contact Info: 305-992-7652
Location: Stash Gallery
162 NE 50th Terrace

Art, Straight from the Ahol BY RAINA MCLEOD Art, Straight from the Ahol With a beard like tar-soaked cotton candy and a mouthful of 24-karat dental work, Alouishous San Gomma is hard to miss. And lucky for our cultural landscape, the Hialeah-born artist and winner of Colt 45’s Ink the Can Contest produces pieces that are just as loud — his weapon of choice being the pen and his canvas all of Miami. Also known as Aholsniffsglue, this dude creates droopy-eyed characters that pepper lightpoles and brick walls city-wide, but this Saturday, catch his work at “P(ART)Y,” a full retrospective of his career and the first exhibit that showcases Ahol’s works exclusively. “I’ve been doing my thing for quite awhile, and I’ve been involved in many different aspects of Miami, from the punk scene to the party scene to art stuff,” Ahol explains. “And this is a collective of what I’ve been doing for the past 10 years.” At Stash Gallery from 7 p.m. to midnight, fellow party boys José El Rey and Slim Biscayne (the other two-thirds of the ¿Que Pasa M.I.A.? crew) will join him, which means there’ll be no better party than this one. Did we mention there’ll be grilled cheese sandwiches?

Perhaps most notorious around Miami for the cryptic stickers and tags bearing his name that pop up on every light pole, mailbox, bar wall, and bus stop, Aholsniffsglue is one of this city’s most mysterious, prolific, and off-the-wall creative spirits. If you’ve been around the gallery circuit a bit (or have even attended one of the raucous parties hosted by his crew, ¿Que Pasa Mia?), then you’ve no doubt seen at least one of his drawings, paintings, or printworks, which often showcase his meticulous line-work in blue ballpoint pen. If you haven’t, tonight is your chance to catch up, as Stash Gallery hosts a retrospective exhibition. Ahol’s ¿Que Pasa Mia? compadre Jose el Rey mans the decks.
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