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Kaucyila Brooke and Rabelais: Gargantua and Pantagruel in the Garden of Eden

The tale of Madam and Eve is an adventure story and creation myth told in wall-mounted photomontages that look sort of like comic book panels. Visiting Kaucyila Brooke’s show, Tit for Twat: Can We Talk? (at Commonwealth & Council through … Continue reading 

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Closing Soon: Devon Tsuno: Watershed—Presenting Nature as Democratic by David De Boer

Devon Tsuno’s democratic sensibility is apparent on the walls of both the Weingart and Mullin Art Galleries at Occidental College in his exhibition Watershed. Sifting through multiple processes, Tsuno’s exhibition presents two paradigms: The first is a straightforward hang in a … Continue reading 

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Yann Novak “Doppler.Shift” at Commonwealth and Council

Foreward I walk as though entranced, when I walk in a familiar place. Chapter One In my mind, I hear laughter down the hall; I remember the last opening I attended, and the one before that and the one before … Continue reading 

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Mary Hill in “SomeTimeApart” at Commonwealth and Council

Mary Hill shows two bodies of work in SomeTimeApart, titled Figure Drawing I through III, and Power Bottom I through IV, along with a group of give-away Risograph prints. (Risograph is an ink-based duplication system using a master, or stencil.) The … Continue reading 

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Between thought and expression, lies a lifetime—John Pearson considers “James Welling: Monograph”

Between thought and expression, lies a lifetime. – Lou Reed (1) Monograph is a survey exhibition of the photographer James Welling’s work from the late 1970s to the present.  My interest here is to consider the artist’s photographs as well … Continue reading 

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Artadia awards exhibition at LACE

And the award goes to… is much more a presentation of work by artists with something in common than it is a curated exhibition. This is an observation, and not a criticism; the show’s purpose is to orient viewers with … Continue reading 

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Simone Montemurno, “When You Sign Your Name,” at metro pcs

The gallery feels intimate; a diffuse saffron glow softens any hard edges. This effect is created by a false fabric ceiling suspended below fluorescent fixtures that remain from the room’s original purpose as a small office. A wood paneled wall … Continue reading 

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John Burtle “Support Constructs” reviewed in NY ARTS

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Rachel Rose, Sitting Feeding Sleeping at Night Gallery

I remember a nudibranch, it was plump and pretty and it glowed; it lived in darkness at the bottom of the sea, where every creature is blind. I remember a bird, or possibly some other animal, who did not care … Continue reading 

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“The Object is Null,” an exhibition by Kimberly Hahn at Design Matters Gallery, by Daniel Rolnik

I care about people. It’s kind of weird. But I think that in order to truly appreciate art you must also care about the people who create it. And what I love more than anything about today’s age is that … Continue reading 

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