My scouring for this month’s Second Saturdays Art Walk guide turned up precious little in the way of exhibition openings. Snitzer, Diet, Dina Mitrani, and Dorsch are all sticking with the exhibitions that placed them on our June guide, so pay them a visit if you didn’t get a chance to stop in last month. As for this Saturday, here’s what dilated my pupils so far.
1. DCG Open @ David Castillo Gallery
An annual survey, the 2011 DCG Open features 28 South Florida artists working in various media and standing at various points in their respective careers. In the group are Borscht Film Festival director Lucas Leyva and Misael Soto, who has compiled our Art Walk guides for the last umpteen months and will be “sitting on the gallery’s floor looking at a laptop or walking around the space while texting on a smart phone” when you walk into David Castillo Saturday night, according to a recent Sun Sentinel article. Antonia Wright is also among the artists showing in the DCG Open. Wright first caught my eye with her video piece “Are You OK?”, in which she stands on a New York street corner conning sympathetic strangers with alligator tears. It’s a cruelly deceptive and quasi-megalomaniacal piece, but my indignation is tempered by the fact those famously streetwise New Yorkers had it coming. Learn more about DCG Open on the gallery’s website.