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Spring round-up and Rand up


My Spring round-up piece is in today’s Weekly. Here. It’s going to be a great season.

Here’s what’s on my list of must sees:

Trouble in Paradise at Abington. (We’ve told you about it here and here, too.)

A Closer Look 6 at Arcadia.
Challenge 3 and Challenge 4 at Fleisher Art Memorial.
Jim Houser‘s solo exhibit at Spector.
Pandemonium, the audio installation by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller at Eastern State Penitentiary.

Archie Rand
And today in the Editors’ Choice section of the paper (i.e., the listings) there’s my short take on Archie Rand‘s bible paintings at Borowsky Gallery. Here. (Those are two Rand painting in this post — examples from the two-walls worth of amusing, cartoony bible paintings that turn god into your mother yelling at you and actually create a nice homey touch in the gallery.)
rand, archie
The word bubble at top reads: “Elijah, get up and go to Zarephath. I’ve told a widow there to take care of you!!” The word bubble in the second painting reads: “Get up and EAT!!!”