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The U of U Faculty Show

If an art exhibition is any indication of the state of things, then much can be learned from the UMFA Faculty Show. T.S. Eliot once predicted that decline would be signaled ‘not with a bang but a whimper.’ Certainly there are works in this show that speak to that sentiment. Overly moralizing, programmatic or simply unresolved, some employ such a comprehensive symbology they are impossible to decipher. Yet most of the works on view display a higher caliber of work, and do so not with a whimper but a bang.

Read Alexandra Karl’s review of The Faculty Show at the UMFA in the April 2012 edition of 15 Bytes.

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  1. Nice review; my problem is that I attended a party for UMFA members on Feb. 16, complete with crudites, which I thought was the opening of the faculty show, plus a couple of other shows, but didn’t see half of the pieces you showed us here. Maybe I missed a room, unlikely, I think, and I definitely missed the blinded artist scraping tape off the floor. Still, an enjoyable experience.

  2. Great writing! Great review! Ms. Karl’s vibrant and sophisticated discussion gives readers a rich analytical framework for understanding the work.

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