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Post #459 • January 21, 2005, 9:54 AM • 12 Comments

Alfredo Triff and yours truly for the Miami New Times: Current Art Shows.

Megan Kenny for the Broward/Palm Beach New Times: Artbeat.

Gary Schwan for the Palm Beach Post: Inadequate support dooms contemporary art museum. Said art museum is PBICA.

Timothy Comeau wrote in to say that I inspired Some thoughts on the future of painting from him.

See yourself there: tonight, go down and congratulate Vicki Pierre for me on the show she put together at Ambrosino. I may be at home nursing a cold.

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1.

alesh

January 21, 2005, 10:11 PM

So what's the deal, are you officially on payroll at NT?

2.

alesh

January 21, 2005, 10:16 PM

The PBICA thing is a disaster. My favorite place to see art in driving range. I don't know what I'm going to do without it.

3.

Franklin

January 21, 2005, 10:21 PM

Alesh - on the payroll. (As a freelancer, to be sure.)

I agree about PBICA, and think it bodes ill for this news to come so soon after Street shutting down. Regardless of how you feel about the organizations, it means less going on.

4.

alesh

January 21, 2005, 10:58 PM

A little science museum that was up here by my work (I work at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood for those that don't know?) closed about a year ago.

People it's bad. The MoA ft.laud is hanging on by the skin of its teeth.

But the downward trend is kind of overshadowed by this one particular loss. I'm really fond of that place. Still, foot traffic is never that strong in art museums . . . not even at the MAM on free days. PBICA should have applied for some grants years ago.

5.

KT

January 22, 2005, 3:46 AM

I'm saddened to hear that about the PBICA. I was just there last weekend with my husband. We were the only two in the building, other than the guards and the person at the reception desk. It is a beautiful building and a nice space.

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bookworm

January 22, 2005, 6:12 AM

A travesty about the PBICA
I saw the 3 Smiths there couple years back.
Great show and great place...
So all that Palm Beach money, going to the Kravis and the Norton.
Safe havens for those who like to play it safe and their safe art...

7.

Jack

January 22, 2005, 8:06 PM

The PBICA's location was always against it. The great majority of its potential audience is in the Miami area, and it's simply not practical or convenient for those people to have to make the trip to PB. It's sort of like Locust Projects moving to Homestead. If what you offer is at all "fringe" or "difficult", you can't afford to be that out of the way.

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bookworm

January 23, 2005, 4:38 AM

I went to Ambosino.
One artist took a mold of her rear end then had chocolate sculptures made of her crack then force fed them to patorns.
You tell me... Beyond gimmick.
The sculptures were good.
Vickie's new work is playful and light and airy.

9.

jordan

January 23, 2005, 1:54 PM

What? To me , female skin is ALWAYS better than chocolate reguardless of any conceptual guise! Especially concerning valley and mountain. Where was the realism?

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jordan

January 24, 2005, 8:03 AM

i hope that the previous comment is'nt taken wrong, it just seems that there is not a lot of thought BEHIND this work - art practitioners are often too serious - perhapes we all need to laugh once and a while.

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bookworm

January 25, 2005, 5:27 PM

jordan
I agree with the humor value, taking oneself too seriously is a bore, but call it entertainment perhaps.
anyway if you go see it, it may crack you up...
whoops, crass...

12.

colibri

January 28, 2005, 7:26 AM

At Ambrosino's
I liked the work by Christian Duran.

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