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Taking In Keeping Out

by John Daquino
Keep Out You Thieving Bastards brings together fifteen artists, some more known than others, that have an affiliation with the heartland of America. The success of this quirky group show, despite being uneven, lies in its unpretentious non-hierarchic presentation and curatorial framing, in addition to the inclusion of museum-quality work that, though loses some meaning when taken out of context, is nevertheless a joy to see. Minnesota-based photographer Paul Shambroom is a good example of this. On view are two works selected from larger bodies that explore power and control in various guises. 1987 H... [more]
Posted by John Daquino on 5/10/11
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A Fair(l)y (darker) Tale

by Emily Nathan
In keeping with the duality set up by its title, “A Strange Affinity to the Beautiful and the Dreadful” explores the antipodal forces of dark and light, death and life, good and evil that shape our imagination, and, the show suggests, our reality. Nimbly curated by Maureen Sullivan, the exhibition boasts an extensive roster of contemporary heavy-hitters – including Marilyn Manson, Ugo Rondinone, Sue De Beer, Alexa Garrity, and Artslant’s own Trong G. Nguyen – and posits as its framework the age-old conceit of the fairytale. Featuring sculpture, painting, video, audio installation and photogra... [more]
Posted by Emily Nathan on 1/30/11