Haunch of Venison
These days, the synergy between art and life occurs so quickly that it is hard for artists to keep up. Opening a few months after the Arab Spring and only a week after Occupy Wall Street decamped from Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan, “Boundaries Obscured” took on the hot topics of globalization, technology, and the blurred geographic boundaries responsible for outsourcing, Facebook revolutions, and collaborative protests over economic inequality. The artists gathered here provided a remarkably prescient take on contemporary experience, but their perspectives were forced to vie for attention with the messy and ever-shifting reality show unfolding daily just outside the doors. The sculpture, paintings, and photographs on view were arranged in dialogues of connectivity, circulating narratives of war and violence, politics and sex, science and technology, waste and excess …see the entire review in the print version of July/August’s Sculpture magazine.