MAD Arts in Dania Beach will host a three-month exhibition of the fantastical works of world-renowned photographer Maggie Steber, beginning Saturday, August 21. “The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma” will debut at the gallery, formerly known as Gallery of Amazing Things, with a kick off event from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday. The exhibition will be on view through October.
“The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma” will take visitors through Steber’s lifetime of experiences through the lens of her alter-ego Lily LaPalma. Steber explores her memories and presents them in a cinematic format reminiscent of wallpaper on a wall. 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 and 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.
Visitors are welcome at the gallery from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as by appointment on Saturday and Sunday. MAD Arts studio is located at 481 S. Federal Hwy., Dania Beach. For more information, please call (754) 206-2243.