April 27

Leslie Shows and Out of In Focus Opening Receptions

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 10th St.

Reception 6-9pm, art talk April 28, noon, exhibits thru July 28

Bemiscenter.org, 341.7130

Leslie Shows created much of the work for her solo show in Gallery 2 while a resident at Bemis Center in 2011. Shows starts with digitally scanned images of pyrite to construct mixed media large-scale paintings that are spectral, reflective, and aim to accurately depict their object source, yet engage the alchemical mythology of the material. A second body of work includes a series of cast sulfur everyday objects like remotes, telephones, and toys. With these and a video piece, Odradek, Shows explores “ways culture and human thought are tied to the structure of objects.” At the Underground, artists Alex Borovski (painter) and Lonnie Potter (collage/mixed media) explore perceived value in art and life in Out of In Focus.

Sally Deskins

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