by Susannah Schouweiler, Editor
November 12, 2007
This week we're investigating ambivalence, ambiguities, and the uncertain ground between hope and cynicism. For the brave of heart, there's fertile ground in the tension that lies there.
The featured artists this week are intrepid explorers into the uncertain terrain lying between the familiar and the alien, whose work insists, if only for a moment, that we truly inhabit the tense, ambiguous ground lying beneath the easy sureties of everyday life.
Jon Skuldt's revealing profile with photographer Usry Alleyne
invites you to take a second look at the aesthetics of everyday reality, and to find some truth in the tension between the horror and beauty that surrounds us.
Jaime Kleiman insightfully parses the timely message behind Sandbox Theatre's ambitious new stage adaptation War With the Newts
, inspired by Karel Capek's 1936 dystopian eponymous novel. Read it here.
Christina Schmid unpacks the nuanced ambivalence lurking beneath the evocative, eco-inspired work in the new group show, Naked Wonder
at Gallery Co. Find Schmid's review here.
Two inspired poetry offerings await you this week as well: Check out
the ingenious new What Light winning poem by Cass Dalglish. And don't miss Hannah Dentinger's incisive review
of a new poetry collection by Susan Deborah King, which fearlessly delves into the mysteries of living boldly and well in the wake of illness.
Finally, you'll want to give a listen to the new installment of Some Assembly Required
: this week's highlights include fourteen tracks by B'O'K, Wayne Butane, Escape Mechanism, Go Home Production, Lecture On Nothing, Negativland, Wes Nisker, Ergo Phizmiz, Shortfuse, Soundhog.