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Book Smart

SITE’s three exhibitions take feminism literarily

Art Features If the exchange of famous vaginas for subtle, literary feminist allusions means progress, we’re in. Female artists Amy Cutler, Ruth Claxton and Runa Islam stage three structurally different but thematical...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 Rani Molla

Hot Box

You don’t have to read Afterglow this way, but it’s so much sexier

Art Features Albuquerque-based artist Ted Laredo creates geometric pieces, usually spin-offs on cubes—let’s call them boxes—using combinations of acrylic paint, glass micro beads and cotton twill tape. Non...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 Rani Molla

Western Bound

Dual photo-exhibitions free the West

Art Features From John Wayne to Jeff Bridges, from escapism to jingoism, from open skies to internment camps, the American West is a buoyant metaphor for whatever American mythos one hopes to portray at any given moment.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Rani Molla

Emergency

Emergence shows the environment in dire straits

Art Features Like any contemporary exhibition concerned with the contemporary world, Emergence has much to worry about (and worry in contemporary art certainly isn’t just a contemporary concern). John Feodorov broache...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Rani Molla

X Factor

Mokha Laget exercises association

Art Features No, yes, Christ, crossing, 10, times, poison, pirates, dead string, straight-edge, I’m lying, I like you�an X can mean a lot of things. But an X is never just an X. In Crux, Mokha Laget creates a s...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Rani Molla

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
 
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