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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

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
 
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