When I first caught wind of Spectacle: The Music Video,
opening Saturday at the Contemporary Arts Center downtown, I felt like I
was heading over to Steve’s all over again. The new exhibition explores the music video’s past and present while
considering its future through a series of artifacts, photos, immersive
environments and literally hundreds of music videos.
Kinda dark. Kinda a sweet relief. Perspective is tricky. And for Jason Wells of for algernon, although his sound veers toward soothing, then leans into the moody side, a focused, optimistic, artistic view is key.
Painter Lauren Wells says, “self-investiga tion is a bi-product of my painting process.” Through her work, she tries to better under stand the motivations behind the external self. “Typically, my stern gaze becomes the focus,” she says.