Your comment seems like a bit of a potshot, to be frank. It's hard to be aware of unknown artists showing in unknown locations. If you know of some exhibition, artist, or visual phenomenon that you think needs writing and reading about, why not immediately send me an enthusiastic note about it instead of posting snarky comments on a review?
I write about the arts because I get ripped from engagement with work on its own terms. Like, for instance, the unknown high school artists I wrote about in this piece in June about the Creative Mentorship Program that the Durham Art Guild and Student U put together: http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/durham-ar…
Technological changeovers may not be immediately evident in this sentence, which could have just as easily been hand-set verbatim in lead type, but then it wouldn’t be the same sentence, would it? Messages don’t mean independently from their media.
I see what you mean!
Kind of like how this exhibition would have received zero coverage or consideration by you if it had been presented by an unknown high-schooler in an unknown, but otherwise identical space, but because it was done by a famous art professional and is in a gallery, you give it 1,000 words!
Why does a person critique art? It's not created to meet a standard or even please an audience. Everyone has an opinion. What makes the opinion of a proclaimed critic more worthy than any other, especially on a purely subjective subject such as art?
Vitiello, you do the Triangle a necessary service through honest art reviews instead of Yay Triangle reviews, Thank you.
Yes, the HVAC was overhauled. The generating units are now physically separate from the performance venue. Other measures have been taken to mitigate environmental noises, as well.
Did they replace the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning system?
Listening to steam pipes clank use to be the biggest vexation when I recorded music there. I don't think this building had air conditioning did it? Nothing like having the AC kick in during the middle of a chamber quartet concert to ruin a two track recording.
Hopefully this is the case. The classical musicians of the region have earned this up fit a long time ago.
great review - thank you for such a heart felt insight into a great performance!
Thank you so much for the thoroughness of this glowing review... I so wanted to be there, but since I couldn't, it's nice that your review tells so much about the story and Clay's presentation. And the pix help so much to bring it alive for me!
Thank you Byron. He meant a lot to all of us at RLT.
Very sad. Haskell was a remarkable person, and a very great many people mourn his passing.
Rest well, dear mentor.
I saw The Drowsy Caperone on Tuesday and loved it so much that I went back to see it again on Wednesday. Kudos to Clay, Beth and everyone involved in this wonderful production.
Yes, I think she's the real deal. She has those big expressive eyes that seem to be critical for film actors and movie stardom. I wonder if you could map the DNA for big movie star eyes.
"Caplan provides a depth of feeling that isn't always there," is what I've always noticed about her. I'm looking forward to seeing her playing lead or at least a strong supporting role in a big-budget drama. She's certainly a "future" star, but if only the future could come quicker. This seems like a throwaway role though.
@Max Dickstein, if you would like to leave a civil comment, you are welcome to.
I cannot disagree more strongly with this article's characterization of Love Never Dies. I haven't been able to get the songs out of my head since I first saw the recorded Australia version months ago. Fine, it's not for people who LOVE Phantom of the Opera and have the characters crystallized in their minds in a certain way that can NEVER be altered, but it is a great and interesting show with wonderful music and scenery--see it on Youtube and make your own choice.
I couldn't disagree more. I found the show charming and very entertaining. The night I went the entire audience was in stitches. Gray created a character and a scenario that she maintained throughout the show to excellent comedic effect. Perhaps she did push the joke a hair too far, but over all it was a successful 'shtick' which, coupled with excellent delivery and a fabulous voice, more than carried the mere 75 minutes of stage time.
Saxapahaw is probably what triggered the thought, but I think the reason I made the connection was the medium and ... well, the sheer scale of the work.
Although Paperhand also works in Saxapahaw, there's no direct connection there. Walker moved to the area within the last six months or so, and was working in papier mache before that. Truthfully, almost all work in that medium presents a similarly crinkled surface.
Is it wrong that I keep looking at Mother of Pearl and thinking of Paperhand Puppet Intervention?
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