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Blessed is the Child: Sean Mellyn at Anna Kustera Gallery

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The current exhibition at Anna Kustera Gallery, Friday, is a sly, dark and compelling retelling of the Passion of Christ. The paintings and mixed-media sculptures by Sean Mellyn are both sacred and absurd.  Christ, in the guise of a miniature snowman, makes his way through the imagery of childhood onto the Mount. Perched precariously atop [&hellip
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Each Unhappy in its Own Way: Matthew Clowney Photographs the Family

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As I walked through Matthew Clowney’s  Families exhibition at the Allen Gallery, I was struck by the eerie stillness of these suburban family portraits. While many of the photos have moments of frozen motion, there’s a more subtle but affecting emotional stillness that pervades all of the images. No one seems to be relating to [&hellip
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