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Upended assumptions in "Augment This" at Cherry and Martin Gallery
Upended assumptions in "Augment This" at Cherry and Martin Gallery

“Augment This (Meditations on the Image)” brings together work by eight international artists. At Cherry and Martin, guest curator Christopher Eamon means to throw a monkey-wrench into casual assumptions about modern technology, and largely he succeeds. Emblematic is “The Shell” (2011), a silent, nine-minute film projection by L.A.-based German artist Mandla Reuter. Flickering on the wall, a sumptuous image of an architectural decoration passes through a sequence of searing colors that recall a spectacular sunrise or sunset on a smog-drenched day. The sensuous Baroque seashell conjures the birthplace of Botticelli’s Venus. In fact, the decorative, gilded...

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