The show is big and artists range from people like Harshman, who makes work with a heady narrative content, to others like the highly amusing Frances de La Rosa, whose witty semi-abstractions give a clear sense of the artist's temperament. De La Rosa's "Monotoast" is a funny forensic study in which the artist has printed three pieces of toast like a criminal's fingerprints, showing the unique variations of air holes and yeasty texture in each one. Like Harshman's Jell-O, the toast is suddenly iconic: as precise and instantly recognizable in its rounded top and straight-edge bottom as a stop sign or exclamation point.
The content of the artworks are dictated by size. The better works make peace with the small scale by treating more humble, personal circumstances. Lilly Canon's two small mixed media works show female figures adrift in a world where their presence is both provocative and insignificant. In "Vanity vs. Wisdom," a woman stands naked, save for a perfectly coordinated pair of red pumps and matching handbag, within a jungle teeming with wild animals. The image neatly conveys a certain female preoccupation with appearance, which can distract one from getting on with the important business of living.
Drawings and/or Works on Paper runs through Jan. 8 at Sandler Hudson Gallery, 1009-A Marietta St. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m. 404-817-3300. www.sandlerhudson.com.
Little harsh, in'it?
Oh that's right...I DID say enjoy yourself.
Go to hell Kombo!
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