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Ellen Steinfeld's Paintings and Sculptures at the Burchfield-Penney

Suspended Motion—the title of the exhibition of Ellen Steinfeld’s recent sculptures and watercolors at the Burchfield Penney Art Center—may be the perfect phrase to encapsulate Steinfeld’s work as a whole. A sense of motion may be evident here, as Steinfeld’s work is never static or lifeless. Suspended motion, however, conveys the connotation of motion that is temporarily arrested rather than permanently ended. For that matter, suspended motion suggests moving forms that have been artfully hung up—kinetic energy translated to potential energy and put on display. On various levels, Steinfeld’s work represents such transitions of energy, conveying them with a subtle power, whether in two or three dimensions.

Peepshow 2013: Hot Mess

A kind of centerpiece installation for Squeaky Wheel’s Peepshow 2013: Hot Mess on Saturday is a seven-foot-high active volcano. It’s one of about 40 installations and performances by regional and from afar artists at the biennial bash and fundraiser, including lots of video.

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