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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

Window to the Sol

Past As Presence doesn’t settle for the simple things in life

Art Features There’s often only a thin line between artistic process and gimmick. For Joanne Lefrak’s Past As Presence, the concepts are separate, but there’s quite a bit of both. Upon entering Box Gallery...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 Rani Molla

Out in the Elemental

Photo exhibition puts nature into psychological perspective

Art Features Elemental’s three complementary photographers—Chris McCaw, Mitch Dobrowner and Edward Ranney—all focus on nature as their subject, but without an overt environmental message. A show that invok...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Rani Molla

Bank Statement

MoCNA makes a statement but keeps odd hours

Art Features This year, when collectors flood in for Indian Market, casting countless shutter lenses, interpretations and intentions on Native art, it will be amid the ongoing celebration for the 400th anniversary of Santa ...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 Rani Molla

Ruffles and Ridges

Wayne Thiebaud hasn’t lost his edge

Art Features We’ve all seen the graph before. It’s a line that spikes and plummets its way uphill from 1896—the year the Dow Jones industrial average was created—peaks in late 2007 and then declines ...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Marin Sardy

To the Death

A show tackles the twisted triangle of art, religion and culture

Art Features Art that examines how religion functions within our culture could do us a lot of good. Every psyche, however secular or even atheist, remains heavily populated with what Saul Bellow called “large numbers ...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 Marin Sardy

Moby-Ditch

Erika Wanenmacher shows us where the wild things are

Art Features Let me begin with the words of one contemporary philosopher: “There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns. That is to say we know there are some things ...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Marin Sardy

Smoke and Mirrors

A portrait show meanders through the mysteries of identity

Art Features Eighty-five years after Gatsby attempted to create himself purely from one pre-existing idea and a whole lot of money, the character feels as real and as heartbreaking as ever.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Marin Sardy

No Restraint

Summer arts expos explode onto the scene

Art Features Art critics constantly get flak in this town for using a lot of $10 words. But, I mean, if you know the meaning of a word like “percipience”—even if “perceptiveness” works just as ...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Marin Sardy
 
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