Stare Tactics

Tucson-based artist encourages us to slow down and really look

Where society tells us to look away, Chris Rush’s photorealistic Conté crayon drawings of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities encourage us to look – and we mean really look – as we register their strange and glowing beauty.

In Rush’s “Stare,” a ten-year retrospective, we’re drawn in by a familiar Mannerist quality, and then compelled even more by bright yellow sunglasses or a beach towel. The exhibit also includes Rush’s drawings and paintings on found paper and objects, including 17th century legal documents, love letters, and a Civil War-era grocery list.


Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Feb. 12. Continues through May 16, 2010
 
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