The Sky is Falling!
BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
October 19 – December 2, 2012
Reception: Saturday, October 20, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
update: review on Hudson Valley Almanac Weekly
“In Travis LeRoy Southworth’s animation Absent-Minded Monotonous Splendor, for example, a voice from the History Channel intones about the Big Bang while an image of the artist’s face, which has the unflattering honesty of an early Chuck Close portrait, is subsumed by a white film. The film preserves every mole and blemish: dots that are transformed into swirling galaxies. Southworth is adept at incorporating the squeamish into his art, as illustrated by his termite-hill-shaped sculptures crafted of spitballs.”