"Indispensable dispensable - lessons to still be learned"

It’s funny what big ideas little objects can inspire. Take, for instance, the paintings of Lee Berger in “Indispensable dispensable - lessons to still be learned.” Works put into perspective how small the daily life of a person is — from the home they inhabit to the can dinner came from — compared to the vastness of nature. “These works posit a deep bond with our surroundings,” Berger writes, “and question whether we can release our attempt to control nature enough to let it nourish us.”

See things from Berger’s perspective daily through March 31 at Practical Art, 1625 North Central Avenue. Hours on Monday, March 23, are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit or call 602-264-1414.

Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: March 2. Continues through March 29, 2015
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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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