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Intelligent, insightful, brow-furrowingly curious and terribly, tellingly timely, Art:Work, a group exhibition curated by Jessica Gallucci at Reverse Gallery, is also an indirectly predictive, refreshingly relevant analogical dismantling of the show’s titular terms. It is also, at turns, alarming and hilarious. What you encounter upon entering the gallery is a suite of relatively straightforward takes on what now constitutes ‘work’ for so many: a job that entails a great deal of muscularly deleterious, ocularly...
To visit Surface Support, a group exhibition of a meta-mixed-media sort currently on view at Signal Gallery (through August 9th), is to enter a large, mostly dark room, and to be greeted by a rather aesthetically fragmented suite of objects whose carnivalesque cacophonies—visual as well as acoustic—seem to share the common function of shooing you away. Which is to say, they don’t really greet you. Which is to suggest, they don’t really need you....

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