Review: Kristin Edens & Aoife Estes’s “Forma”
Nov03

Review: Kristin Edens & Aoife Estes’s “Forma”

  During this month’s Art March, should you find yourself at Non-Fiction Gallery, judge Forma kindly. The BFA painting show from SCAD students Kristin Edens and Aoife Estes will find favor with those who understand its purpose as a platform for two artists’ potential rather than a completed body of work. Though Forma is presented as one exhibition, it is truly two separate shows.     “Forma”, as the show statement...

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200-Word Review: Kelly Boehmer’s “Covers & Hides”
Oct14

200-Word Review: Kelly Boehmer’s “Covers & Hides”

Kelly Boehmer’s Covers & Hides is your erotic taxidermy glitter nightmare come to life.     Boehmer’s soft sculptures–inspired by Shakespeare, Baroque sculptures, cartoons, and beer labels–are monstrous visions culled from the depths of our adult anxieties and vulnerabilities. Crafted from yarn, taxidermy animals, glitter, teeth, silk flowers and kitschy ephemera, the pieces in Covers & Hides are unlike anything...

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Preview: Julie Ferris’ “The Art Horse: Series 1” at the Grand Bohemian Gallery
Aug31

Preview: Julie Ferris’ “The Art Horse: Series 1” at the Grand Bohemian Gallery

The horse has always found its place in classical works of sculpture, depictions of epic battles, and traditional pastoral or western motifs. Yet you will find no rider, no battle, and no sweeping landscapes of fields, hills or fence posts in this Friday’s opening of The Art Horse: Series 1 by artist Julie Ferris. Set against a bright white background, the horse takes center stage without distraction. On display at the Grand Bohemian...

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Hallway of dreams: Inside Tobia Makover’s “Nakazora”
Aug28

Hallway of dreams: Inside Tobia Makover’s “Nakazora”

It’s early afternoon and I’m standing in the middle of Tobia Makover’s installation, Nakazora: the space between Sky and Earth, at the Jepson Center. My hand rests on her shoulder while she chokes back sobs. Sunlight–somehow still warm in defiance of all architectural obstacles–streams onto her cheeks, catching the tears there on its way to illuminate the sea of artwork surrounding us. We’re talking about secrets. Or maybe we’re...

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Kimberly Valentinsson’s “Melancholy” is the sad Summer show you’ve been waiting for
Aug12

Kimberly Valentinsson’s “Melancholy” is the sad Summer show you’ve been waiting for

  Word nerds know that “melancholy” and “sad” are not synonymous. Sure, they describe a similar feeling, and casual conversation allows them to be used interchangeably. But melancholy evokes a different feeling than sadness—by several sources, it’s defined as “sober thoughtfulness,” “a gloomy state of mind,” and “pensive sadness.” Melancholia, then, is more complex than simply being sad. Kimberly Valentinsson’s solo show,...

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Preview: “Dank Memes: Stories of Cultural Viruses” at Non-Fiction Gallery
Jul22

Preview: “Dank Memes: Stories of Cultural Viruses” at Non-Fiction Gallery

Most of us associate the word “meme” with those hundreds of share-worthy Facebook photos bearing captions that poke fun at politicians and celebrities. However, Dank Memes: Stories of Cultural Viruses, a new exhibition at Non-Fiction Gallery, focuses less on the lighthearted side of memes and more on the cryptic (sometimes troubling) meaning behind these ever-multiplying social concepts that spread instantaneously in the internet age....

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