The December 26th issue of the Pittsburgh City Paper contains a very nice review of INDIA: NEW INSTALLATIONS, Part II, which continues through January 20, 2008.
As in the museum's INDIA: NEW INSTALLATIONS, Part I, the artists in Part II were chosen after studio visits by Mattress Factory curator Michael Olijnyk and executive artistic director Barbara Luderowski. Also like Part I, participating artists marginalize color and forego traditional cultural iconography. What differs in Part II is that each artist subtly engages the viewer's anxiety mechanisms, through means both intellectual and physical. And while they seem to reject traditional aesthetic concerns, these largely concept-driven works speak directly to the intellect (READ MORE)