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Sean Healy: Extroverts

RICHARD SPEER
Friday June 13
Elizabeth Leach Gallery
417 NW 9th Ave.
 
To get an idea of how obsessive artist Sean Healy is, consider that for his wall sculptures American Muscle (Black Cherry) and American Muscle (Candy Apple), he meticulously lined up 28,000 cigarette filters, affixed them to a Plexiglas mounting, painted them individually, then coated them with resin. He also uses cigarette filters as the projector screen for his video installation, Smudge. The video shows a cigarette filter slowly turning into a pillar of ash—an affecting metaphor for the aging process, one of the show’s themes. Unfortunately, the piece is installed so high on the wall, some viewers may miss it. Continuing the motif, Healy uses cigarette ashes as a medium in the large-scale drawings Player, Enabler and Instigator. To the artist’s credit, his use of cigarettes never comes across as gimmicky. For him, the medium serves the message. Through Aug. 2.

 



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

 
 
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