Street Artists to Show Work Inside at FAT Village Artwalk on Saturday

Categories: Broward News

Dan Walker
Who is this woman? Dan Walker's reclaimed portrait is on display at MAC Fine Art Gallery.
Street art has been appearing in Broward County news this week. Earlier, we told you about downtown Hollywood's upcoming mural project expansion.

Up next is Saturday's opening of Inside FACES, at FAT Village's MAC Fine Art Gallery. In case you missed it, MAC is that lime-green building near the train tracks, located at 833 NE Fourth Ave.

FACES' curator Rochi Llaneza admits she's been a longtime street-art fan. She ran the Wynwood Hardcore Art Contemporary Space since 2005 until it shuttered.

So now she is bringing some of Wynwood's brightest to Fort Lauderdale's art walk.

Piece by Claudia Calle.
The show opens Saturday, from 7 to 10 p.m., and features 25 faces appearing in manipulated photographs, sculptures, installations, and paintings. Participating artists include 2alas, Claudia Calle, James Brutus, Evoca1, Julie Friel, Stefan Von Fouts, Ruben Ubiera, and Dan Walker.

Llaneza came up with the name as a way to examine the anonymity surrounding the earlier graffiti movement.

She says, "Graffiti artists were really seen as vandals back in the day. Banksy just revealed himself recently, but no one knew who he was in the beginning."

Graffiti and street art are often confused, and the words are incorrectly used interchangeably. The targeted audience is what sharply contrasts these art forms. In sum, street art is commissioned work presented on a wall or public space and is intended for society to view. On the other hand, graffiti is done without permission and is often created in letters or tags. The goal is intended to alert other graffiti writers or graffiti crews that a territory was marked.

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