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From "Accidental Hosts" (2009-2010)by Christy Puetz, glass beadwork over taxidermy forms; from upper left clockwise, "#22 Legionnaire's Disease," "#17 Chlamydia," "#15 West Nile Virus" and "#4 Typhoid Fever."
Running until February 12, 2011 at Modified Arts on Roosevelt in downtown Phoenix, "Shapeshifters," a collaborative exhibition created by fiber artists Ingrid Restemayer and Christy Puetz, adopts the metaphor of the shape-shifter. A shape-shifter is a mythical being, legendary in every culture, which is capable of transforming into other creatures or objects. The artists, in contrasting visual media, examine the ways in which humans psychologically and perceptually "shape shift," depending on the circumstances in which they find themselves or the context in which they experience phenomenon...full story