"The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona." Opening ReceptionFriday, November 7, 7pm-9pm - Girls’ Club, 117 NE 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale

The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona. is an examination of the uses of narrative in contemporary art from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz. The exhibition of works in drawing, painting, video and new media reveal the continued power of storytelling in art today, and the myriad forms it takes. The desire on the part of the artist to tell a story, and on the part of the viewer to glean one – in painting, photography, video, performance and more – is irresistible to the human spirit. To recognize the prevalence of narrative in art of the moment, Girls’ Club presents The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona., an exhibition of works by more than thirty artists from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz that invite the viewer to experience a singular isolated moment, an evocative backdrop or a deeply imagined character, sometimes a combination of two or more. Mostly the work of female contemporary artists, many of the stories channel archetypal narratives from mythology and fairy tales. Others examine contemporary relationships across a vast range from sober examinations of self and environment to high melodramas.

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