Opposites Attract

The last time you partied in Scottsdale, you intersected with a group of Amish teens on their Rumspringa who were imbibing silly pink drinks and gyrating ambitiously on the dance floor. Their imitation of “outer world” social conduct suddenly made you very self-aware of your own societal script.

You may have a similarly jarring artistic experience at Lisa Sette Gallery on Thursday, January 8, during the opening of the new and vastly different “Angela Ellsworth: Underpinnings” and “Julianne Swartz: Open” exhibits. Ellsworth’s show will involve several women, dressed in Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints apparel, milling around the gallery amid the artist’s stitch drawings and pearl-corsage creations. Swartz’s interactive audio installation will encourage viewers to engage in a sonic experiment involving the lifting of lids linked to different samples, resulting in the creation of idiosyncratic and poetic soundscapes.

Thu., Jan. 8, 7-9 p.m., 2009


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