Alibi V.21 No.32 • Aug 9-15, 2012 ››
Jessica Kostelnick’s installation plays house at The Tan
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 interior—composed of mediums including furniture, sculpture and costume—does evoke a certain fun-house feel, straddling the balance between childlike playfulness and disturbing distortion.
E.T. on the Radio
Aliens dig Earth music in Rob Reid’s Year Zero
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.
At first glance, painter Melissa Morgan's Enter Anthropocene embraces an ethereal, flower-childlike bond between humans and nature. But that's where Cassidy Watt—owner 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."
The world-renowned mime group performs a witty and wordless performance that explores human communication with only body language and props.
Courtesy of the artist
Rodey Bowe performs his favorite funky jams traversing the spectrum from R&B to jazz to funk.
Bonnie and Clyde: A New Musical
An exciting and mischievous new experience on the classice rebel love story.
courtesy of Aureole Photography
A rotating curated cast of local and traveling burlesque entertainers perform to live music from Silver String Jazz Quartet.
Confess and Conspire
Count Harry Kessler and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer are kidnapped by two sisters who, rather than uncovering a plot to kill Hitler, provoke confessions of sexual identity, desire and murder.
The troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments like matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and hubcaps to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.