Installation view of “Fear and Faith,” with (left to right) Dennis Gill, Laocoön, 2009, yellow birch tree, flex conduit, and granite; Shayne Dark, Critical Mass 1, 2, and 3, 2010, iron wood and paint; and Dennis Gill, Laocoön, 2007, oak tree, flex cable, and granite.

Shayne Dark and Dennis Gill

Oshawa, Canada

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

The sculptures featured in “Fear and Faith,” Shayne Dark and Dennis Gill’s recent exhibition, seemed to be the unsettling, if inadvertent, offspring of Louise Bourgeois’s Maman (1999/2003), a 30-foot-tall bronze spider bearing a sac of 26 pure white marble eggs under her belly (there is a version in front of the National Gallery of Canada). Neither bronze nor eight-legged, Dark’s Critical Mass 1, 2, and 3 (2010) resemble arachnid-like…see the full review in May’s magazine.