. . D. Berman Gallery pulls no punches with its group show.
For starters, the title doesn't say anything more than it has
to: "Winter Group Exhibition." And the modesty is
undeserved. This is a stellar show with nary a weak
moment among the 37 works by eight artists.
Seen "Waking Life," Richard Linklater's animated movie?
Katherine O'Connor worked for months as an animator on
the film, and it bears her inimitable style. O'Connor snaps
photos of people in candid moments -- shoppers at the
mall, manicurists taking a break -- then paints energetic
images, the perimeter lines of some forms wiggling away
so that the overall effect is one of great fluidity. Janet
Kastner once again charms with her colorful porcelain
forms. They're part plant, part animal, part embroidered
pillow, part fossil and pure delight. Lance Letscher's
meticulously crafted, geometrically inspired mixed media
works made of scraps of old paper beguile with their
loveliness and intrigue with the near fetishistic assembly.
And an untitled pinhole photograph of a winter landscape
by Corinne Dune is sweetly wistful.
Since opening two years ago, d berman gallery has
consistently put up some of the area's best contemporary
art. When it assembles the obligatory December group
show, it does so with panache. And, thankfully, no group
Contact Jeanne Claire van Ryzin at 445-3699 or
'Winter Group Exhibition'
11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday through Jan.
12 (closed Dec. 23-Jan. 1); D. Berman Gallery, 1701
Guadalupe St.; 477-8877, www.dbermangallery.com
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