Monday, October 5, 2009

Fall Solos 2009 at Arlington Arts Center

The works of six innovative artists are being exhibited in the Fall Solos 2009 show at the Arlington Arts Center through November 7, 2009.   The show features works that are strikingly diverse in media and subject matter.

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum's works are appropriately at the center of the show. In the main-level corridor are her ornate, black-and-white figure drawings. Walk through that corridor to the Tiffany Gallery and you'll see luscious color drawings that she specifically designed for this space and its stained-glass window.   Phatsimo Sunstrum has also installed there a sound composition and a video.  The latter is both poignantly human ("show me forgiveness") and eerily otherworldly.   

The other artists' works provide a similar range.  David Page shows exquisitely designed wood-leather-metal objects that resonate with nature, industrial manufacturing, and sexual fetishes.   Cynthia Hron has designed with charcoal on paper and metal and plastic a beautiful, hairy place.  Roxana Perez-Mendez offers Pepper's Ghost holograms that show her struggling to move across a geographic space.  Christian Benefiel shows sculpture that many guys might like to put together out of junk in their garage, if they had sufficient inspiration and skill.  Jenn Figg has constructed a fantasy world of print cut-outs arranged into a diorama-like installation. For further insight into the art, check out a highly informative review of the exhibition at Daily Campello Art News

The Arlington Arts Center is open 11 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.  So Saturday is really your only chance if you work a standard-time work week.  Admission to the exhibition is free.

1 comment:

Steve Thurston said...

Thanks for writing about this, Doug. I meant to put something down about this show after I visited the Arl.Arts.Ctr. for a Creative Arlington event, but I never did.
By the way, you're on the "Local Headlines" link of my new web site--it's kinda cool, I think.
--Steve Thurston