Aug 9 - 15, 2012 
Monster Mash

Gallery Bite

Monster Mash

Jessica Kostelnick’s installation plays house at The Tan

By Leigh Hile
Jessica Kostelnick describes her new installation at the Tan Gallery, Living Hand to Mouth, as “ sort of like a weird Pee-Wee’s Playhouse kind of thing.” The interiorcomposed of mediums including furniture, sculpture and costumedoes evoke a certain fun-house feel, straddling the balance between childlike playfulness and disturbing distortion.

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Book Review

E.T. on the Radio

Aliens dig Earth music in Rob Reid’s Year Zero

Review by John Bear
Rob Reid is the guy who invented Rhapsody, the music streaming service thing you may have heard about. His first book, Year Zero, concerns aliens who’ve stumbled upon Earth music, which has caused their civilization to come to a complete halt because they’re so hooked.

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"Bee Keeper"

Culture Shock

By Sam Adams

Another Earth

At first glance, painter Melissa Morgan's Enter Anthropocene embraces an ethereal, flower-childlike bond between humans and nature. But that's where Cassidy Wattowner of Metallo Gallery (2863 Hwy. 14, Madrid)says Morgan shows her sleight of hand for subtle metaphor. "There is a celebration in the paintings because they're very beautiful and pretty," says Watt, "but I think there's also a warning there."

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