HUMORATORIUM: The Art of Whimsy

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Contemporary Art Clown, 2011
HUMORATORIUM: The Art of Whimsy
Curated by: Lisa Rockford

1310 SW 2nd Ct
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33312
October 1st, 2011 - October 15th, 2011
Opening: October 15th, 2011 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Other (outside main areas)
Open for Events and by Appointment
photography, mixed-media, digital, installation, graffiti/street-art, video-art, performance, conceptual, pop, surrealism, figurative, modern, sculpture


This group exhibition on 3 floors will make you smile and prove to be one of the Best of the season! Humoratorium is a spectacle of the best and most innovative contemporary art that incorporates wit, humor, irony, or playfulness in process, materials, or subject matter. Featuring the amusing creations of 34 artists, from inflatable Installation art to painting and animation, this exhibition will be a visual treat!

These artists embrace creation through playful materials or processes and use humor to enlighten cultural discussion. on view for only two weeks.

Artists were selected through a part juried, part invitational process, by curator Lisa Rockford. Several artists will receive cash prizes, selected by prominent art professionals.

Featured artists include Benjamin Morey, Andrew Nigon, Tawnie Silva, John Pack, Carmen Tiffany, Randy Burman, and Judy Polstra.

The opening features edible art by Wendy Doscher-Smith and free beverages by Magners Original Irish Cider, Bronco Wine Company, and Bawls Energy drink. The exhibition is supported in part by a grant from The Broward Cultural Division.

Come back for the closing reception on October 15, part of the ART FALLOUT downtown Ft Lauderdale art tour, where we will announce prizes and special performance by Nicole Martinez and Rodrigo Arcaya. They will perform with hacked children's toys, modified by Nicole to behave as musical instruments. Rodrigo Arcaya will create visual accompaniment using live cameras and computer programming.

ART FALLOUT is a collaboration between Girls Club Art Collection, 1310 Gallery, 18 Rabbit Gallery, The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale and other local venues. There will be a shuttle bus rotating between each of these locations. Multiple venues will host their own new art exhibitions and events on the same night. To make the evening all the more entertaining, there will be a scavenger hunt, with items to locate at each venue.