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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

Historia del Arte

NMHM makes the past a work of art

Art Features Art is often used as a stand-in for historical information. To be clichéd, a picture’s 1,000 words fill in, correctly or not, so many muted expanses of an ever-fleeting past. Historical information...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Rani Molla

As Not Seen On TV

At Dwight Hackett Projects, Loser wins

Art Features When Bravo aired Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, the art world let out a collective groan. Criticism abounded, but we suspect the laments had less to do with critical upset and more reflect high-brow disdai...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Rani Molla

Premium Blend

Blending Archives explores humanity without context

Art Features Archives, ideally, provide insight into the past. Through the information they contain, they have the potential to illuminate dark corners of shared history. Blending Archives, however, is more personal.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Rani Molla

Axle Rose

A gallery on wheels lets itself grow

Art Features In regard to his decision to mine two huge gashes into the Virgin River Mesa, earth artist Michael Heizer in 1967 explained, “The position of art as a malleable barter-exchange item falters as the cumulat...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Rani Molla

Pop Heart

For Pop Surrealism, all that glitters is gold

Art Features Pop surrealism consists of art that is frequently loved but rarely appreciated. The movement takes pop art detritus and combines it with surrealist principles for work that includes, but is not limited to, comi...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Rani Molla

Trade Route

Two artists take on and take from Asia

Art Features Cultural objects can be inspiring—especially other cultures’ objects. They also can be easily appropriated, and it’s often hard to tell where influence ends and theft begins. That said, the tw...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Rani Molla

Who is the Eggman?

A new gallery takes its cues from many sources, including nonsense.

Art Features Follow the signs’ friendly blue walrus as it bounds from a Palace Avenue entrance, around a bend near the back corner of Milagro 139 and up a stairwell embossed with colorful clouds, black crows and sundr...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Rani Molla
 
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