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Optical Electroclash

by Gina Clover
        Dark and electric, minimal and explosive, it’s hard to not have a visceral reaction to the incendiary images of Patterson Beckwith at his second solo show for Mesler & Hug.  The evocative images are called “strobographs, meaning that each event is photo-graphed up to six times as it elapses.” Everyday objects are given the fast track to entropy in this vibrant display of high-speed photography.  Beckwith has captured multiple exposures within a half second’s time, allowing him... [more]
Posted by Gina Clover on 3/15/09


by Sasha Bergstrom-Katz
Chris Lipomi’s exhibition at Mesler&Hug imagines a series of collaborations that never happened. All of the works are painted in acrylic and oil pastels on pre-made Pearl Art Store canvases. It is as if Lipomi planned to handout canvases to artists and contract them, dead and alive, to do collaborations; but instead,he skipped that step and did them himself. Ever wonder what a Martin Kippenberger/Mike Kelley collaboration would look like? Look no further. The resulting pieces meld famous... [more]
Posted by Sasha Bergstrom-Katz on 10/5/08
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