Hollywood, Fla. – The exhibitions Don Lambert: Lawn Jobs, Brandon Opalka: Janigan’s, and Jenny Brillhart: Accumulation open on Saturday, March 9 at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. On Friday, March 8 from 6 to 9 p.m., the Center will host an artists’ reception for these exhibitions. All non-members will be charged $10 for this event, while members are free. The exhibitions continue through Sunday, April 14.
Don Lambert’s exhibit illustrates his investigation of the American lawn, its aesthetics, and the effect of the formal landscape on our social and environmental interactions. The title references yard work and the slang term for driving a car through someone’s lawn. What began as playing with striping patterns in his yard as a way to combat boredom has evolved into a way to explore decoration and patterning as they relate to domesticity and the ideals of Middle America. With artificial turf as the primary material, Lambert’s exhibit comments on both cultural and social perceptions.
Inspired by South Florida’s pub chain Flanigan’s, Brandon Opalka’s exhibit asserts that art can provide a place in which viewers are invited to experience a shared moment. Renamed after his mother, Jan, Janigan’s creates an atmosphere where fictional games can play out, as pubs have a long history of being centers of congregation for sports enthusiasts. Wooden tables and wall panels set the scene, along with jerseys and trophies to praise sports figures and local fans. Posters of “games” and photos of mascots also contribute to the familiarity of pubs. In Janigan’s, Opalka offers a surreal place that has been entirely recreated from scratch.
Paintings and sculptural collages set the stage for Jenny Brillhart’s exhibition that focuses on medium and material in architecture. Dialogue is formed between spaces and forms and their relationship to place. Inspiration is provided by common urban motifs, resulting in abstract forms. Each object and painting are formed by techniques from still life, studio practice, photography, and paint, resulting in a balance between ideas of beauty, form, representation, structure, and narrative.
Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Free parking is available at the Center, which is located at 1650 Harrison St. General admission to the Center’s galleries are $7 for adults; $4 for students, seniors, and children ages 4 to 17; and free to Center members as well as children under the age of 4. For more information on these exhibitions, please call 954.921.3274 or visit ArtAndCultureCenter.org.
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Don Lambert: Lawn Jobs is funded in part by a grant from Funding Arts Broward. The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and the Kresge Foundation. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.