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Review: Kristy Childress and Will Lakey: I Will Wake in the Real



A Hoosier native who has lived elsewhere for the last 12 years, Kristy Childress transforms her memories of her home state into abstracted depictions of houses and landscapes. In the mixed media painting "Arboreal Excavations," torn pages from Vonnegut's novel Deadeye Dick makes up an understructure of the depicted house, sort of like a hidden reservoir of words.

In his mixed media drawing "Figures Attacked/Rescued," Will Lakey, a University of Minnesota M.F.A. candidate originally from the U.K., overlays a variety of images of people in peril. The cumulative effect of all of these line drawings drawn one on top of the other — becoming denser and more abstract as you move toward the center of this galaxy of images — is both hypnotic and thought-provoking.

Through Jan. 30 at General Public Collective


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