Goings On About Town
August 18, 2010

Work by the young and hip mixes uneasily with the blue chip in this exhibition, curated by Sima Familant. It opens with a gleaming U-shaped chrome sculpture by Wade Guyton, a smart foil for a trembling brushed-aluminum antenna by the kinetic sculptor George Rickey. Weirder juxtapositions ensue—eggs frozen in clear resin cylinders by the newcomer Molly McIver meet (and trump) blown-glass pieces by the corporate-lobby favorite Dale Chihuly, and an ominous text painted in large letters on one wall by Daniel Joseph Martinez looms aggressively over twelve small bronze cones on the floor scattered with rice by Wolfgang Laib. The odd mélange does have its standouts, Charlene von Heyl, Kianja Strobert, and Robert Žungu among them. Through Sept. 9.