Borscht @ Dorsch

April 8, 2011 - April 23, 2011

Opening reception April 8, 2011, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Dorsch Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition called Borscht @ Dorsch of creative works generated in the course of producing The Borscht Film Festival. The exhibition will consist of objects and images from the seven-year history of Borscht including props, stills, and original artwork produced for films and the festival. The opening reception for the artists will be Friday, April 8th, 6-9pm. The gallery will also be open noon-9pm on Saturday, April 9th, for Wynwood Second Saturday. Many of the artists will be at the events on April 8th and 9th. The exhibition will be on view through May 7, 2011.

The Borscht Film Festival is Miami's fresh, local independent film festival, forging the cinematic identity of the city. Founded in 2003 by a group of students at New World School of the Arts High School as an inter-disciplinary student film and art festival Borscht has expanded each year in its scope and ambition. From its entirely unofficial beginnings eight years ago as a portal to display the work of a small group of committed young artists, the festival exists now as a celebration of and an opportunity for Miami's emerging artistic and filmmaking talent and was recently awarded a Knight Arts Challenge Grant to "continue redefining film in Miami."

Borscht @ Dorsch will showcase work from numerous artists and filmmakers working in and around the Borscht Film Festival, curated by conceptual artist and co-founder of nomadic art troupe Spring Break / the end Domingo Castillo. Castillo has provided the following poem by Victor B. as a bio:

Whiskey and porn stars, hot reds and car crashes, black leather and high heels, overdoses and death. This is the life of Domingo Castillo, the heaviest drinking, hardest fighting, most oversexed and arrogant man in the world. His unbelievable exploits are the stuff of contemporary art legend. He nailed the hottest chicks, started the bloodiest fights, partied with the biggest drug dealers, and got to know the inside of every jail cell from California to Japan. He has dedicated an entire career to living life to its extreme, from the greatest fantasies to the darkest tragedies. Castillo married two international sex symbols; killed a man and lost a daughter to cancer; overdosed, rose from the dead, and then OD'd again the next day; shot a woman and tried to hang his own brother. But that's just the beginning. Fueled by every drug he could get his hands on and obscene amounts of alcohol, driven by fury and headed straight for hell, Castillo raged through two decades, leaving behind a trail of debauched women, trashed hotel rooms, crashed cars, psychotic gallerists, and broken bones that has left the art community cringing to this day.