juried group exhibition
30 - June 28, 2006
Motel Shower" 2005
Photograph - Digital C-print
36" inches (edition of 5, 2 left)
Thursday, June 01, 2006|
Thursday pulses with vibrancy
group exhibition is called "Bestiary," taking its name and theme from
illustrated medieval books that documented a variety of animals, some real, some
imagined. More than 30 artists' work will be on view, but the highlight may
be "Stephilius Rex -- roi des betes," Stephen O'Donnell's hilarious
reinterpretation of classic portrait (or perhaps self-portrait) painting, in which
a dashing, dandy-looking aristocrat proudly poses in what appears to be a fur
then there's the alternately kitschy and caustic photograph "Elk, Motel Shower"
by Marne Lucas. A soft, silhouetted rendering of the majestically horned animal
(seemingly a toy), it's at once kitschy and compelling.
"Marne Lucas' 'Elk, Motel Shower' makes a comeback from a solo
show she had late last year - and looks larger and more colorful in this rendition
- its a bit spooky in an early David Levinthal way. This is, by far is one of
her best works to date, saturated, rich in color, churning with regional symbolism."