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Basket Case

Tai Gallery weaves together arts and crafts

Art Features No one ever suspects the basket weaver. The practice fits so easily into nursing-home craft circles and pre-industrial agriculture, and doesn’t usually push boundaries. The woven bamboo works at Tai Galle...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 Rani Molla

Moving Pictures

Painting Groucho’s Duck has all its ducks in a row

Art Features This reporter, having never seen 1933’s Duck Soup, the referent of David Kearns’ Painting Groucho’s Duck, watched the cult classic in preparation for this review. While it’s a delightful...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 Rani Molla

Not-So-Bad-Dream

Is this what went on While You Were Sleeping?

Art Features Artist Jared Antonio-Justo Trujillo’s works come in thematic pairs, and each work is further divided intotwo separate parts: an image and an illustration, for the most part. A black-and-white archival pig...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Rani Molla

Art of Adaption

The art of the Americas comes from the Americas

Art Features Peyton Wright’s entrance hall is crowded with oil-on-canvas works from floor to ceiling, slightly over-devoted to devotion. The gallery’s labyrinthine rooms span the 1500s-1800s with hundreds of pie...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Rani Molla

Lost In Translation

Ryo Mikami’s masks appear emotionally unstable

Art Features Some masks are for hiding. Some, such as Jim Carrey’s in The Mask, are for putting on other, more efficacious faces. Ryo Mikami’s masks are stand-ins for a whole spectrum of human emotions—jus...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Rani Molla

Flash Forward

If you care about water politics, go jump in a river.

Art Features With feet planted in a morass of sand, overhead vision blocked by a blanket of blue and only theoretical understanding that we were being recorded, perspective was elusive. We had risen before 10 am to make our...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 Rani Molla

Making History

Storytelling exhibition tells many tales

Art Features To tell history as a single story leaves out many voices. El Otro Lado, or the other side, attempts to assuage the thankless void left by so many people’s untold tales by giving them a voice—and a v...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Rani Molla

Tour de Force

Exhibition Fights for Fright

Art Features Total Disinformation Awareness is an exhibition about information: its proliferation and concealment in a computerized age. It’s also about a distinctly American shared mythos born out of 9.11, beneath th...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Rani Molla

Block Art

Susan York invites introspection

Art Features Susan York’s handful of minimalist works are big, black and queer. They sneak around the space in corners, on the floor, in and on walls. Sometimes, they tiptoe barely a whit from the blank walls or hover...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 Rani Molla

Due Process

Dual exhibitions show us what they’re made of

Art Features The process in both Yozo Suzuki’s Gambit: An Opening Move and David Kimball Anderson’s In Nature is laid bare. What the exhibitions are intended for is more nebulous—but definitely not the poi...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Rani Molla
 
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