Monday, November 15, 2010

VASTU's new art exhibit featuring Hans Kline and Brian Petro

Stop in to Vastu this week to check out Hans Kline for his first show called bad art: {iconograffiti}. Regarding his work, Kline asks the questions…

What defines an icon? A lasting brand? Is it on purpose or a white lie that goes unchallenged? I want to discuss why certain details become larger than life, usually eclipsing, and often misquoting, their origin. More directly: is jesus an alligator you can wear on your shirt?

Brian Petro’s show Cranial Denim explores scavenged denim thrust into hand-built wooden frames, then slathered with paint and polyurethane. The texture conjures up the thousands of folds of a human brain. What are thoughts, and why do we have them?

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