Tuesday, December 18, 2007

In the Galleries in Memphis This Week ...

Posted By on Tue, Dec 18, 2007 at 4:00 AM

In her exhibition at Clough-Hanson Gallery, "The Solid Matter of a Celestial Body," Jillian Conrad leaps from high to low art and from the utilitarian to the metaphysical as she messes with the meaning of art and asks, "What is real?"

In the first moments of viewing Conrad's Flat Earth Projections, we see every nuance of color, every chasm, every mineral vein of what could be a stone, a mountain face, or a meteor hurling through space before it burns itself out in the atmosphere. As we adjust to the darkness in the small room in which Flat Earth Projections are placed, we realize the crispest, most detailed artworks in the show have no substance. Conrad has magnified pieces of road rubble and projected their images on the wall ...

Read the rest of Flyer art critic Carol Knowles art review here.

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