"Vicious Venue"

Shawn Smith comments on technology bit by bit

It's nature vs. outdated technology in "Vicious Venue," in which artist Shawn Smith sics pixilated vulture sculptures on a 1940s-era office. "[They're] eating the obsolete technology, like the typewriter and the rotary phone," says Smith. By putting these creatures in an outdated setting, the artist is commenting on outgoing and incoming gadgetry. "That's how I arrived back at the obsolete technology being eaten by the current technology," says Smith. Oh, and if you're interested in the exhibit's title - a "venue" is not only a place but a group of vultures. See the 21st century get its just deserts at an opening reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. November 20. Regular viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Through January 9. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main. For information, call 713-528-5858 or visit www.lawndaleartcenter.org. Free.
Mondays-Saturdays. Starts: Nov. 20. Continues through Jan. 9, 2009

 
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