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Xu Bing and Song Dong at the Burchfield Penney Art Center

Photo documentation of a performance art piece in the Burchfield Penney Contemporary Project Space features a pig with tattoos and mannequin, also with tattoos, in pathic pose. The pig can’t resist. He becomes amorous. It starts with some innocent-looking kissing and cuddling, and proceeds from there. To just what consummation isn’t clear, however. In the last frame you see the pig with an enigmatic look, maybe of satisfaction, maybe of frustration.

Monica Angle's Painitngs at Meibohm Gallery

Is it possible to translate the meaning of an artwork into something other than the work itself? Regardless of the praising reference to a certain painting as a physical object only the object can fully disclose its own intrinsic significance.

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