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Ann Hamilton: a reading

RICHARD SPEER
Wednesday December 25
Elizabeth Leach Gallery
417 NW 9th Ave.
 
Sometimes too much of a good thing is—too much. Ann Hamilton slathers the front and back galleries of Liz Leach’s expansive spread with a veritable mess of wall pieces, sculpture, text-based objects and digital videos. It’s all part of a pathologically heterogeneous, thoroughly all-over-the-place show, vaguely titled (and preciously uncapitalized) a reading. With the addition of (count ’em) four rotating projectors casting images of tall ships on the back gallery’s wall, the show is redundant Sturm und Drang without meaningful cohesion. The most satisfying piece is the simplest: a hollowed-out book with an intricately cut thimble inside. Its meaning is obscure but poetic, far removed from the overbearing grandiloquence of the rest of the show. Through Jan. 11.

 



Where: Elizabeth Leach Gallery
Phone: 224-0521
Address: 417 NW 9th Ave.
Website: http://www.elizabethleach.com/

 
 
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