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Picture This

Shared Intelligence captivatingly proves a forgone point

Art Features Video didn’t kill the radio star, nor did the photograph kill the painter.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Rani Molla

Pretty Big

Big ideas thrive on Big Paper

Art Features  Big Paper is a little generous. Most of the works on paper aren’t that big (sorry, The Due Return [visual arts, May 11: “Full Sail”] skewed my sense of scale) or are made of several smal...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Rani Molla

Full Sail

Meow Wolf runs a tight—and fully loaded—ship

Art Features It’s noonish on a Friday in late April, and a handful of Meow Wolfers are toiling in relative darkness to the bright day unwinding outside the Muñoz-Waxman Gallery. Inside the Center for Contempora...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Rani Molla

Inconspicuous Consumption

Full personally masticates our culture’s obsession with food

Art Features I’m tired of skinny women eating—the cultural obsession with it, at least. While svelte starlets and even revered (thin) role models (I’m looking at you, Liz Lemon) deride their diets and depr...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Rani Molla

On the Map

Ephemeral Mapping leaves the direction up to the viewer.

Art Features Canyon Road needs no introduction, pomp or circumstance. (Try driving down it any warm Friday when a number of its galleries hold openings, and its renown and fanfare are evident.) But a little community never ...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 Rani Molla

Out in the Open

HIDE: Skin as Material and Metaphor finds itself burdened

Art Features Sure, skin is a metaphor. It represents, at opposite ends, oppression and privilege. But it’s also a metaphor that’s written all over your face. In HIDE: Skin as Material and Metaphor, eight artists...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Rani Molla

Popped and Screwed

Glitches & Fixes channels bright lights, big city

Art Features Popular culture, burned as it is onto the backs our retinae, doesn’t need an introduction. But abstracting pop, as David Ryan does in Glitches & Fixes, is a natural, and elegant, progression.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Rani Molla

Reserved Seating

The Donna Party has room for more

Art Features In literature, tragedy usually involves a respected character whose situation goes from bad to worse. A tragicomedy usually involves the same trajectory, but with enough humor or flippancy to leaven the situati...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Rani Molla

Animal Magnetism

Bologna Skin Babylon won’t let you look away

Art Features People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals claims it never endorsed throwing paint at models wearing fur. These days, the animal rights organization takes a relative flies-with-honey approach. This year, it ev...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Rani Molla

Overgrown Zen Garden

AKA Zen unminimalizes itself

Art Features Crazed on caffeine, mired in deadlines and armed with enough power cords to make rash decisions, a personal relationship with Zen escapes me. Conceptually, on the other hand, and very basically, it proffers wis...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Rani Molla
 
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