What: The "Kissing Booth" Show

When: Opening December 1, 2010

Where: 3821 N.E. First Court

Join Swampspace Gallery to celebrate the romantic nostalgia of love with the much anticipated "Kissing Booth" show, featuring artworks by Kenny Scharf and Oliver Sanchez. Kissing Booths have been a light spirited activity at carnival and fairs of days gone by. On the surface these contraptions existed to tantalize and loosen our pockets. With that said, the Kissing Booth show is a fundraiser to benefit the students of Design and Architecture Senior High school. But the installation like the "Eternal Kiss" is much much more.

In 1907 sculptor Constantin Brancusi took a chunk of stone and with a few simple cuts, transformed the rock into a pure expression of human love. With sentimental canons of love that preceded before him, Brancusi understood the soulful power of this singular carnal contact. His work serves as a constant reminder that there is no substitute for kissing but hugging is a close second best. Some one once said a kiss without a hug is like a flower without the fragrance. We know what that smells like. Shimming in with salacious intent, the very kissable Bob Hope once said "People who throw kisses are mighty hopelessly lazy". At the risk of smothering the flames of the kiss, a tempting Confucius proclaimed, "Kissing is like drinking salted water. You drink, and your thirst increases". Today many find themselves at the crossroads of emotions. With salty tears we proceed along the paths of joy and despair. The intimacy of a kiss shared by two being in a single space in time is like happiness, it feels best when you give it to someone else.

During the festivities of the prestigious ABMB 2010 art fair and the sophisticated reveling in the Miami Design District, one place certain to be unique and uncouth is the Kissing Booth.