Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Animal Magnetism

This month we have a group show of artists from Oregon, Washington, Brooklyn, and Baltimore working in video, sculpture, and works on paper. The artists in Animal Magnetism play with ideas that lure the viewer either into a heightened state of interest, or in contrast a refusal of engagement. The works stimulate questions about what qualities in a work of art create an experience that mesmerizes, or polarizes, the viewer. What does it take to capture a viewers attention and keep it, or push them away? This visual tension resides in each individual work, creating a dialogue between works in the gallery activating the space as a dynamic field of push and pull.

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