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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Playful Jolt

Trust me. The most recent exhibit at Kravets/Wehby Gallery is much better than these images suggest. This group show, called "Materiality," is like a good, quick shot of espresso. Stop in this small gallery if you need an invigorating jolt. Made by a variety of materials, these works by 12 artists are playful and clever. My favorite works were Titus Kaphar's "She Will Fall," a slashed painting facing the wall, creating a peek-a-boo effect; and Charlotte Becket's "Truth Serum, Laughing Gas, and Fool's Gold," a science project-looking apparatus in which tin foil poofs out, a la Jiffy Pop Popcorn. (Images via Kravets/Wehby Gallery)