Gender lines will be blurred this weekend on Wilton Drive.
Artist Carlos Aleman’s exhibit ‘Androgynous’ will come to Art Frenzie Saturday, March 18 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.. The exhibit features drawings and paintings of subjects that identify as genderfluid, gender neutral and non-binary.
“It’s been said that art should sometimes confuse people a little to help them to see things in a way they’re not used to,” Aleman said. “Probably, one of the things that stir up the most discomfort and disorientation is the subject of human sexuality. As consciousness shifts and attitudes evolve, the question of what is male or female, non-binary, gender fluid or gender neutral or even transgendered is being examined with more profundity and opened mindedness, as something that can no longer be ignored.”
Aleman’s work will be a “wonderful” contribution to the Art Frenzie family, according to co-owner Debbi Burke. Burke and partner Bernadette Zizzo's Art Frenzie is an art gallery specializing in framing, which just has entered its 20th year.
“Carlos has taken interacting within our community and recent world events to the next level with this series, and hopes that this will help raise awareness affecting the transgender community,” she said.
Aleman’s exhibit is “just the beginning” of their anniversary celebration, according to Burke. “We’ve got some great events lined up to celebrate our arts community that we hope all the new or seasoned art lovers will look forward to throughout 2017.”
The reception will also feature a contest. The winner will receive an original self portrait with a $1,500 value. Anyone coming to the reception is welcome to dress in geisha attire if they choose. The artist will choose the winning model at the night of the event.
Admission is free. Call 954-560-3684 for more information on the gallery.
If You Go:
‘Androgynous’ Art Exhibit
2151 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors