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Calendar, Night&Day And Environs

And Environs

Do you ever look at buildings and think "Man, architects are assholes?" We do. So many structures that protect humans from the elements seem designed to indulge the architect's ego in obsure ways, and torture those inside and outside. Why…
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Calendar, Night&Day Animal Magnetism

Animal Magnetism

“Alternative taxidermy” is a scary phrase, but artist Lauren Davies isn’t concerned with turning stomachs -- well, not entirely. She once made a bunch of little pedigree dogs out of the fur of ... little pedigree dogs. Mostly, though, she…
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Calendar, Night&Day How Things Work

How Things Work

Everyday items such as doilies, dog hair, buttons, and couches don’t normally make it into an artist’s toolkit. But at the group show “Don’t Try This At Home: A Group Exhibition Obsessively Reshaping the Ordinary,” these humble objects get transformed…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, March 16, 2005 New York owns Broadway and Los Angeles hosts the film industry, but San Francisco's hardly the epicenter of what's left -- music, dance, or the visual arts. Yet despite our rep as a sleepy cultural backwater,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fish Tales

Fish Tales

Taxidermy is an imperfect art, but its purpose is to render permanently lifelike that which is lifeless. Its practitioners spend weeks skinning, drying, and stuffing hunting trophies, dead pets, and fishermen's conquests so that these creatures can live forever. What…
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