Visual Arts

The Beauty of the Beast

When: Sat., Dec. 1, 8:30-10 p.m. 2012

There's a tempting allure to Nico Amortegui's chaotic artwork. Comprised of schizophrenic lines, colors, shapes, symbols and words, we can easily draw comparisons to the works of Jean-Michel Basquiat. But Amortegui is a one-of-a-kind and one of our own. The Colombian-born artist lives in Charlotte, where he’ll debut his newest collection. The Beauty of the Beast opens at Cosmos Cafe on Dec. 1. Expect collage-like fusions, blending feminine photographs with Amortegui’s sporadic touches of abstract disfigurements. For more info, visit

Anita Overcash

Price: Free admission

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