New show opening on Saturday, June 19th
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 19 from 7-10pm
Some of the artists will be in attendance during the opening.
TATE’S Comics, Inc. | 4566 N. University Drive | Lauderhill, FL 33351
Itâ€™s Not a Doll, Itâ€™s an Action Figure will feature artwork and photography inspired by, or using, action figures. Not to be confused with dolls, the subjects of Bear and Bird Galleryâ€™s latest exhibit are on display doing what they do best: saving, destroying and living lives of high adventure.
Guest curator A. Pants assembled a talented and diverse group of 14 international artists to participate in the show. Pants said, â€œEach artist was asked to recreate the memory of their favorite action figure and/or explore the fine line between an action figure and a doll.â€
Bear and Bird owner/chief curator Amanda Magnetta-Ottati passed the curatorial torch for this special engagement to artist A. Pants after seeing the concept develop on Pantsâ€™ popular blog site, www.nerdsquared.com. The theme is especially appropriate for Bear and Bird Gallery, which sits atop Tateâ€™s Comics, a popular shopping destination for toys, collectables, dolls, and action figures. The timing of the show was well planned, as Magnetta-Ottati delivered her own â€œdollâ€ — a baby girl — on May 20, 2010.
Regular Exhibition Hours June 20 – July 31, 2010
Mon-Thurs 11am-8pm; Fri & Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 12noon-6pm