This is a show that takes no prisoners. It’s about face and also about the stern order to reverse on the dull path of standard directions.
SARA LYTLE’s paintings provide abstract explorations of worlds beyond and the magic/mysticism/metaphors of crows.
NEAL CROSBIE presents his signature Coyote Man figure, teepee on head, in endless morphings of setting and meaning.
BARRY SPACKS, like Crosbie a poet-painter, loves curious imaginings teased by provocative words, while the team of
CAREY AND CLARKE show seven of Patricia Houghton Clarke’s photographs altered by “metamorphographic”-embel- lishments out of the genius of Stuart Carey, and
HENRY RASMUSSEN astounds with his movingly dark and alarming portraits.
What holds all this energy together? Dauntless daring of an unrelenting kind, a gathering of vectors and reversals serving as prime examples of what we might call “The School of the Playful-Profound.”
It’s all about face, of course, the face we choose to wear to face the world, In- ner Face, Original Face, Counter Face. Face it, a viewer will never think of faces again in the same old way.