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Robb Putnam @ Rena Bransten Projects

Poised between ominous children’s toys and sophisticated constructions, Putnam’s work elicits humor, pathos, repulsion and play.

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Guy Overfelt @ Evergold

Overfelt’s hopped up Trans Am awakens the speed-crazed teenager in all of us, while warning of the consequences of unquenched consumption.

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Clem Crosby @ George Lawson

The apparent off-hand ease in Crosby’s entanglements of line shows his skill and rigor as a painter.

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Barbara Takenaga @ Gregory Lind

Her glowing cosmic iconography puts a fresh spin on notions of the “New Sublime”

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Annabeth Rosen @ Paule Anglim

With an energy that “hovers between joy and rage” Rosen continues to stretch the boundaries of ceramic sculpture.

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Lauren DiCioccio @ Jack Fischer

Mixing Surrealism and Dadaism her textile-based sculptures seduce by summoning contradictory associations.

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Ruth Pastine @ Brian Gross

Pastine’s paintings turn the human body into a tuning fork, and the gallery into a vivid sensorium.

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Alicia McCarthy & Jenny Sharaf @ Johansson

McCarthy’s paintings appear ad hoc, but are carefully considered. Sharaf’s are gawky accretions of preppy color, barely but bravely held in coherence.

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Teresa Baker @ the Luggage Store

Winner of the Headland’s Tournesol Award, Baker blends the tropes of Minimalism with Native American ceremonial practices.

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Poetic Codings @ SJICA

A selection of contemporary video art, from abstract, generative pieces to musical software, and from cyber poetry to games.

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