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Arts Pick: unstable utopia

Arts Pick: unstable utopia

Today’s pick is another piece by a popular Philadelphia artist. In many respects, it is similar to her last installation, reviewed here. Note the similarities–especially the limited palette and unstable medium. However, the new work is bolder and more innovative, perhaps even groundbreaking. The canvas has been cleverly placed in a high traffic area, and […]

Arts pick: tyranny

Arts pick: tyranny

This week’s arts pick is another outdoor installation–this time outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Many visitors will no doubt find the artist’s images disturbing. The eye is immediately drawn to the prominent male figure that dominates the canvas. As if the subject’s size and position within the composition are not ample indications of his tyranny […]

Arts Pick: uncertainty

Arts Pick: uncertainty

We are living in uncertain times, and artists everywhere are expressing this theme in their work. Few, however, do it as brilliantly as a local Philadelphia artist in her new outdoor installation. The artist juxtaposes organic material with a stark, concrete backdrop to emphasize the temporal nature of her subject; at the same time, she […]

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