“Fron­tiers and Be­yond”

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In Anja Marais’ in­stal­la­tion “The Cross­ing,” nine pairs of adult and chil­dren’s dress shoes, each stuffed with dirt, sit next to an out-of-fo­cus pho­to­graph of a muddy corn­field and ram­shackle farm­house. A ref­er­ence to her South African up­bring­ing, work­ing-poor com­mu­ni­ties and im­mi­gra­tion, Marais’ black-and-white pho­to­graph, which is de­lib­er­ately ripped and torn in sec­tions, hangs in­side the Bai­ley Con­tem­po­rary Arts gallery in Pom­pano Beach, which will de­but the new im­mi­gra­tion-minded show “Fron­tiers and Be­yond” to­day. The ex­hibit, which came to­gether with help from the Tehran, Iran-based Ad Vis­ual Arts Academy, probes how artists use ce­ram­ics to tackle themes of be­long­ing and geo­graphic bor­ders. The Pom­pano Beach gallery is one of four global venues to host the ex­hibit, which will also be pre­sented in Ja­pan, Turkey and France. Nine artists are fea­tured in “Fron­tiers and Be­yond,” in­clud­ing An­thony Stel­lac­cio, whose clay sculp­ture “Drifter Home” uses dirt col­lected from his fa­ther’s grave, his mother’s birth home, and from his birth home in In­di­ana. Other artists: Linda Behar, Michael Boroniec, Gian­nina Cop­pi­ano Dwin, Stephen Futej, Si­bel Ko­cabasi, Jes­sica Put­nam-Phillips and Cherie Saleeby. When: To­day - Sept. 29 (open­ing re­cep­tion: 6-9 p.m. tonight) Where: Bai­ley Con­tem­po­rary Arts, 41 NE First St., Pom­pano Beach Cost: Free Con­tact: 954-284-0141 or Bai­le­yArts.org

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