Thursday, April 9, 2009

Weekend Recap, Part Deux

Lack of battery power didn't stop Christopher Columbus for sailing for the wrong continent; it didn't stop Marie Antoinette from thinking peasants could just eat cake; and it didn't stop me from me from bringing you another taste of the shows up at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions. At least not for more than a couple days. So, in addition to the preview I did last week, here's a couple more takes from the two shows up through May 9:

Upstairs featured lino-cuts by Tom Huck (above and below) exclusively, centered around his new triptych, "The Transformation of Brandy Baghead" (above):

Downstairs is the group show, "Dark Americana," which included a couple pieces by Derek Albeck (below):

Focused on the more sinister aspects of American life, the show included works that touched on notions of American racism by Roger Shimomura (below right) and Charles Browning (below left):

While less specific in its reflection on the show's theme than many of the other works in the show, I enjoyed the mood of Grant Barnhart's painting (below):

Taking a more lighthearted approach, Maria Forde's series of "Fifties' Ads" (below) looked at American consumerism:

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