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Art Review: James Flynn's Qualia at Callan Contemporary



NoDef Art Writer Cheryl Castjohn fills in the Op Art influences and geometric patterns behind James Flynn's show, on view at Callan Contemporary.


Lake View

Billboards Dot Staple Goods Walls for 'Jack Lake, Redux': Art Review



In the 1920’s in Southern Ontario, homebuilder Jack Lake autographed his handiwork by signing a framing board inside the home he’d just built. Upon renovating that home, artist Jack Niven discovered the indexical and personal imprint and took it up like a thrift store jacket. Thanks to this random, years-old encounter, we now have “Jack Lake, Redux” posited onto two grateful walls at Staple Goods throughout the month of March and early April.


Saving Face

Review: Juan Logan's 'Save You' at the Ogden Museum



Juan Logan’s I’ll Save You Tomorrow was recently installed on the fourth floor of the Ogden in the form of twenty-three canvas works, one installation and two sculptures-in-the-round.  The Ogden accurately describes Logan as an artist who repeats “personal iconic symbols” but some of those symbols aren’t readily apparent in Save You. 


101 Chalmatians (PHOTOS)

CAC's Chalmatia Brings St. Bernard-Inspired Land to Life in Pictures



Meet Destiny, Dussy, Nicabob, Little Baby Eyes, and other young residents of a fictionalized “Place Down the Road”—this is Chalmatia, a land created by artists Daneeta and Patrick Jackson and on view at the CAC until September 8, 2013.


Loose Canon

From Terra to Verde Showcases 30 Years of Aritst's Work at Ogden Museum



Emma Boyce takes a look at an Ogden Museum exhibit that showcases an artist's reckoning of Catholic beliefs through the use of symbols gleaned from outside of a church.


Pickett's Re-Charge

CAC Exhibition Spotlights Painter's Emergence Through Reduction



 NoDef Art Writer Kathy Rodriguez deconstructs the diverse set of drawings and paintings in an exhibition of Brooke Pickett's work that is on view at the Contemporary Arts Center, The Center Cannot Hold.


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Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock