HAIKU REVIEW: Roberta Price, whether she meant to or not, compiled one of the great photographic documentations of the American hippie lifestyle in the late 1960s and '70s. Resident of and frequent visitor to the communes that sprouted amongst the edenic (if hardly forgiving) mountains and valleys of Colorado and New Mexico, Price regarded her fellow ruralists as friends and family and co-conspirators, but shot them also with the analytical eye of an anthropologist. In other words, these are no mere snapshots of a remarkable era, they are detailed records of a movement and even a method. As such, "Across the Great Divide," Price's photo-journey through the Rocky Mountain high, provides resonant backdrop to the efforts at communal structure, post-capitalist economy, and do-it-yourself ethics - all formulated in the guise or name of art - assembled downstairs as "Worlds Outside This One." If Price's show looks at time and place, "Worlds," bringing together quasi-practical stabs at idealism from around the globe, looks at timelessness and placelessness - the world as commune.
- Peter Frank