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Friday, September 2, 2011

Ultraportraiture: Morag Charlton’s new paintings of Facebook profile pictures

Posted By on Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 6:43 AM

Although it’s not always activated in painting, scale is one of the most interesting aspects of an artifact. Monumental garden sculptures by Henry Moore turn you into a child wandering through the looking glass, while gazing up at Louise Bourgeois’ gigantic maternal spiders can leave you feeling meek or apologetic for the rest of the day. If those were tabletop pieces, your emotional reaction to them would be smaller, if not absent. Courtesy Eno GalleryMorag Charlton's portrait of her daughter Anna's Facebook profile picture: "I absolutely love myself"Morag Charlton uses scale to reveal the complex identities of the subjects of...

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hillsborough house of horrors

Posted By on Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 11:39 AM

Who wouldn't want to live in a house where a strangely indestructible white-masked serial killer began his reign of terror? For many horror fans, Kenny Caperton is living the dream. Caperton is the owner and proprietor of the Myers House North Carolina, a Victorian residence in rural Hillsborough designed to replicate the veneer of the house used as the residence of the Myers family in John Carpenter's horror classics Halloween and Halloween II. He moved into the house in March 2009. Since then, it's served as the base for a number of local horror events, and will celebrate its...

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