Date(s) - Saturday, September 18, 2021
MAD Arts, an art initiative developed by MAD, an agency providing a playground for art and artmaking, is proudly displaying The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma, a photographic exhibition displaying a series of artful photographs full of fantasy and wonderment from world renowned photographer Maggie Steber at MAD Arts (formerly Gallery of Amazing Things) located at 481 S. Federal Hwy, Dania Beach. The photographic series will be on display until December 2021. The opening of the famed photographic exhibition was held at MAD Arts on August 21 with an artist Meet & Greet with Maggie Steber and founder of MAD Marc Aptakin.
Steber will be doing a series of Meet & Greets and talks about her lifetime experiences spotlighting her innermost subconscious memories and thoughts of her dark alter-ego Lily LaPalma, on Saturday, September 18th, Friday, October 29th and Friday, December 3rd at 6 p.m.
Revealing a lifetime of accumulated experiences, fears and most private memories can sometimes look like wallpaper on the wall. This cinematic exhibit shares what that wallpaper would be for the artist. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has noted that the photographs depict a disjointed world of dark and sinister forces that reference nightmares as both a cinematic model and the idea that the photograph is equal parts witness as well as catharsis.
Documentary photographer Maggie Steber is a Guggenheim Fellow and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist who has worked in 71 countries photographing stories about the human condition, cultures, histories, and science. She is a contributing photographer to National Geographic Magazine and was named as one of 11 Women of Vision by the Magazine in 2013. Her ongoing personal project, The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma, is supported by a two-year grant from the Guggenheim Foundation.
These works will be on display through December 2021 at MAD Arts which is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and by appointment on Saturdays and Sundays. MAD Arts studio is located at 481 S. Federal Hwy, Dania Beach. For more information, please visit http://www.yeswearemadarts.com/ or call 754-206-2243.