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Blood Weather, Up the Ante, & Forum of 40 Champions at Creative Alliance February 26, 7-9 p.m.

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Blood Weather: Becky Alprin and Lauren Boilini

Opens Friday, Feb 26, 7-9 p.m. in the Main Gallery
Free Concert w/ Celebration 9 p.m.
On View: Feb 26 – March 27
Gallery Talk: Weds, March 24 at 7 p.m.
As observers of human activity, Lauren Boilini and Becky Alprin view the world from opposite ends of the telescope. Boilini, who transforms the gallery with a single massive painting covering 2000 square feet, is known for epic canvases—her mark making intense, all encompassing, and fast. She places herself, and the viewer, at the center of the action, like the jostled referee in a boxing match. Alprin, on the other hand, takes the long view. Epochs are compressed and conflated in her fragmented sculptures, which recall both archeological digs and architectural models, recognizable as the fractured cities we live in. As close and passionate Boilini is, so Alprin’s work is pointed and analytic; together, they expose a startling cross section of forces that make and unmake the world every day.

Up the Ante: CA Resident Artists & Others
Amalie Rothschild Gallery (upstairs)
Opens Fri Feb 26 w/ Residents Open House, 7-9pm, On view Feb 26-Mar 13.
The hi-octane artists at The Patterson step it up a notch for this exhibit, each submitting a piece of art on the titular theme, and inviting a colleague from outside the building to do the same. The exhibition coincides with our annual party celebrating the Residency Program.

In the Minstallation Gallery, Gary Kachadourian’s Forum of 40 Champions

Open currently and up through April 10

Forty champions, each possessing a special power, have been invited to create a warrior to enter the Minstallation Gallery and face the special powers of their peers. Participants will create their warriors to occupy a 4 square inch hexagon of space, flying included, working with the size and shape parameters of Warhammer 40,000 and Dungeons and Dragons. Participants may use Warhammer stands and modify figurines from any of the gaming and fantasy products or may create their own using Sculpy or other materials. 20 sided dice and measuring sticks will be provided. Gaming rules and booklet will be developed during the course of the exhibition.

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