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Stepping delicately through a cryptic union at Samuel Freeman
Stepping delicately through a cryptic union at Samuel Freeman

The press release for "Standard Candles," a cooperative if not quite collaborative show by Andrew Cameron and Emilie Halpern, is spare, cryptic and precious, like the show itself. One passage is particularly telling of the show's tone, and rings true to the experience of it: "There will be a sculpture that looks like this and a photograph that looks like that. Of course, the look is an excuse for the looking." Halpern has scattered the gallery floor and courtyard at Samuel Freeman with roughly 350 hollowed emu eggs, avocado-like capsules of latency that roll about in the breeze, colliding with delicate clicks. There are so many that one has to tread carefully...

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