Celebrated Skin – DAC
Tattoos are like graffiti in that an art show about them can be very amateur and presented with little care for the work. The curator not only did her homework, but also showed her respect for the artform. Real nice photos exquisitely illustrated the fine tattoos. The drawings, paintings, et al were also choice. The honor given to the work and the rebellious nature conjured by the stereotypes of tattoos, threw my thoughts to Japanese tattooing. Is today the time of a new fanciful ukiyo-e? GREAT
Reflections – Fielding Lecht
Very dark surfaces (lacquer?) act as mirrors. Like deep black pools of water, they reflect even though they hold no light. I think I’ll go back for another look. Past couple of shows have been looking too similar. BAD
Intersections – CRL
Bill Lundbergs light projections were cool. They kinda looked like Bill Viola’s work, but not as epically biblical. But still, very fine. The beautiful lighting in Murray McMillan’s videos reveal Mr. Lundberg’s influence. (Yeah, Megan is Murray’s partner. But as far as I know, she didn’t study with Lundberg.) Meggie Chou’s work is pretty close to a repeat of what was at NAT 21. It felt larger here. I don’t believe I have ever seen Rebecca Sexton’s work before. I have one question for her: Loves you or Loves you not? GREAT
I Want To See My Skirt – testsite
Will I see it this week? Maybe.
Holiday Punch 3 – Studio 107
I believe the previous show was rearranged in order to include more artists’ work. Even though I enjoyed the previous show, this one felt stronger. The additions did not detract from the drawing rubric. Hunter Cross’ objects and Leona Scull-Hons’ interactivity contributed to an attractive exhibition. GOOD
I’ll tell you ’bout what I sees.