muniz at tachmes and smoke, oh my
Post #411 • November 18, 2004, 8:57 AM • 11 Comments
The theme of the week seems to be Not Major, But Enjoyable. Victor Muñiz showed drawings and a mural at Leonard Tachmes. Both the small works and the large one had raucous comic energy. Comics and comics-inspired work falls off the map for a lot of people, but I'm a fan, and Muñiz is quite good at it, working in the surrealist tradition of LSD-era Robert Crumb and various non-narrative artists in publications like Raw.
Nearby Smoke Gallery had a Halloween party and exhibition. Smoke proprietors Emilio Remoir and Steve Corbo are former students of mine from Dade North, and I'm proud of them for opening a gallery next to Ambrosino and MoCA, where they totally don't fit in. Remoir's piece below didn't go over too well with Bonnie Clearwater, rumor has it.
The back room showed, under black lights, haunting but handsome photos of Mexican (?) slaughterhouses by Mario Flores.