Wednesday, June 28, 2017

"We are everywhere and we shall be free" images and books to be displayed at The Box Gallery

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Charles Hashim at The Box Gallery!
Meet the artist and get your book signed!

Charles Hashim will be at The Box Gallery exhibiting select images for his book "We are everywhere and we shall be free" as part of the "Kitsch and Kulture" Exhibition which opens on July 15, 2017 at 7 PM. All are encouraged to bring your copies and get them signed by the artist. To order your copy got to

Accept our invitation to attend the

July 15, 2017 through August 30, 2017
The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Curators: Rolando Chang Barrero and Sandra Schulman

Kitsch and Kulture at The Box Gallery, located at 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida, explores three decades of work by four exceptional artists that have left an indelible visual account of South Florida’s Kitsch Kulture of the 60-90’s era . The exhibition, co-curated by Rolando Chang Barrero and Sandra Schulman, opens with a reception on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 7 PM and continues through August 30th, 2017.

What emerges from Charles Hashim’s previously unseen photographs — all lovingly transferred from his original 35mm negatives — is an intimate portrait of a city coming apart at the seams, with the old social order crumbling and everything up for grabs. Pioneering gay rights activists, outlaw bikers, and libertine punk rockers duke it out for room to breathe with the Ku Klux Klan and religious revivalists. A new Miami was being born, and here's the proof of its growing pains in all their over the top splendor.

“I’ve never gone out with a picture already in my head — the real world of Miami is stranger than anything I could think of,” explains Hashim, a Miami native and the now-retired Chairman of Miami-Dade College’s Photography department, where he taught from 1964 to 2003. His photos have been exhibited at BarryUniversity, the Frost Art Museum, the Miami Art Museum, and the MDC Museum of Art + Design.

“Hashim's cool photographs are a wild, free-falling flashback toSouth Florida in the late ’70s and early ’80s. To those who weren't there — and don't believe what they've heard — this book is proof that it wasn't fantasy. It was real.”
-- Carl Hiaasen, novelist, Miami Herald columnist

Book now available from Letter16Press
11.25 X 10.25 INCHES / 72 PAGES  HARDCOVER

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