Sette Summer Sun

Rather than whine about the high temperatures, as we’ve spent the past three months doing, Lisa Sette got constructive about it. A new show called “From the Ground Up” has, for much of the summer, been distracting us from the monstrous weather with new works by well-regarded artists, each of whom has captured summer as seen by people who don’t live in the fiery, relentlessly hot desert: Idyllic; peaceful; warm.

There’s Mayme Kratz’s Pale Dream 4, another of her gorgeous resin pieces, this one a delicate whirl of cicada wings floating above a field of tall grass. Vietnamese artist Binh Danh’s resin-and-plant prints project stark photographic images onto leaves and other foliage. And there are new works from Beverly Penn, Alan Burr Johnson, and several others -- all intent on helping us remember that, for some, summer means more than just crummy weather.

Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: July 9. Continues through Oct. 30, 2010


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