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Chair and the Maiden Gallery

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Duplicitous Icons

I have previewed the prints and paintings of this exhibit.  John Rusnak is an extraordinarily talented and original painter and photographer who in the "Duplicitous icons" series probes the depths of the contradictions and anomalies of our contemporary imaginary with abstractions that plumb the depths of reality in search of meaning, a reinscription of identity, and the persistence of spirituality.  The subdued, frequently sombre palette of his prints harmonizes with the conceptualizations of the prints and creates an aura of magical revelation. At present one of these prints is on view at the Man... [more]
Posted by schulman on 9/28/10
20100927055836-contact2

Duplicitous Icons

I have previewed the prints and paintings of this exhibit.  John Rusnak is an extraordinarily talented and original painter and photographer who in the "Duplicitous icons" series probes the depths of the contradictions and anomalies of our contemporary imaginary with abstractions that plumb the depths of reality in search of meaning, a reinscription of identity, and the persistence of spirituality.  The subdued, frequently sombre palette of his prints harmonizes with the conceptualizations of the prints and creates an aura of magical revelation. At present one of these prints is on vi... [more]
Posted by schulman on 9/29/10
Shamel

History as Texture

Sham El Nessim is a three-piece mixed-media mindfuck.  Dru Barnes pours sulfuric acid on records, literally melting sonic history as he spins it.  Brian Lindgren waxes discordant and sometimes sweetly on his viola; the end result is ambient terror and occassionally tonal relief. The turntable and strings serve as commentary on Tim Rusterholz's stunning future-past computer music.  Using nothing more than a shitty Compaq laptop, the ancient BASIC computer language, and a pallette of 256 colors, Rusterholz makes chips sing and dance in their own language and gestures.  The animation and the music... [more]
Posted by LevTermen on 1/9/09