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In a performance mounted during the opening of "Angela Ellsworth: Underpinnings" at Lisa Sette Gallery on January 8, 2008, young women posing as "sister wives" circulated through the crowd both inside and outside the gallery. They were dressed in long granny dresses associated with the Fundamentalist Church of Latterday Saints and sported the poufy 19th century hairstyle the sister wives have made famous in recent days. Each sister wife slowly acted out parts from famous performance pieces by women artists created in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.
Multi-media artist Angela Ellsworth never, ever disappoints me. And just when I think she can't outdo herself, she proves me wrong. Her aesthetic coup this time can be seen in "Angela Ellsworth: Underpinnings" at Lisa Sette Gallery in Scottsdale until January 31. And it's one for the books...full story