MAD Arts Studios presents: The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma

From: August 21, 2021 @ 16:00 EST
To: October 21, 2021 @ 16:00 EST
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A 3-month photography exhibition filled with fantasy and wonderment featuring works from Guggenheim Fellow Maggie Steber

Launch event with artist to be held Saturday, August 21, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

MAD Arts, an art initiative developed by MAD, an agency providing a playground for art and artmaking, is excited to announce that it will feature a 3-month photographic exhibition displaying a series of artful photographs full of fantasy and wonderment from world renowned photographer Maggie Steber at MAD Arts Studio (481 S. Federal Hwy, Dania Beach). The photographic series and exhibition entitled, The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma will debut on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 4 p.m.

The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma will take art enthusiasts through a lifetime of experiences spotlighting Steber’s innermost subconscious memories and thoughts of her dark alter-ego Lily LaPalma. 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.

Other honors garnered by Ms. Steber include the Lucie Award for Photojournalism 2019, Overseas Press Club President’s Award 2019, Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award in 2020 for commitment to the craft of visual journalism that advances the profession, the Leica Medal of Excellence, World Press Photo Foundation and Pictures of the Year Awards, the Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service to Journalism from the University of Missouri, the Alicia Patterson Grant, the Ernst Haas Grant, and a Knight Foundation Grant. Aperture published her monograph on Haiti entitled DANCING ON FIRE. Her photographs are included in the American Women Collection at the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Richter Library and many private collections.

These works will be on display through October 2021 during MAD Arts studio operating hours of 10am – 6pm (Monday through Friday) and by appointment on Saturdays and Sundays. MAD Arts studio is located at 481 S. Federal Hwy, Dania Beach. For more information, please visit: