Shot for Shot

Local artist Paul Wilson is known for a tongue-in-cheek approach to the monotonous and bizarre. Reality meets the far-fetched with “I Am Not Myself,” an exhibition about JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. The artwork places Oswald in a greater historical context, depicting his imagined presence at the Titanic and Hindenburg disasters. It also features an obsession with toasters, themselves regular characters in Wilson’s pieces.

The month-long show, which ends Friday, January 31, features I Am Not Myself (On Film), a collected one-night-only screening of Wilson’s old and contemporary videos. Presented by No Festival Required, the compilation includes shorts about shopping in thrift stores and spoofs on “educational” atomic preparedness films from the 1950s -- a humorous retrospective reminding the viewer sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

Catch the film at 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, at the R. Pela Contemporary Art Gallery, 335 West McDowell. Tickets are $10 and include popcorn. Call 602-320-8445 or visit

Sat., Jan. 25, 8 p.m., 2014


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