Now to say that I fall in love easily, (especially when I was younger) was true; but now that I'm older, yeah well not so true. Anyone who knows me,especially when it comes to the different types of artists, genres and mediums used by artists will know that I teeter from the deep dark and macabre (think Alien who doesn't like H.R. Giger's creepiness?) to mystical escapist fairyland (think Legend) are my all time favorites. But I think I'm in love; with Lydia's work that is! Lydia Venieri's show The Last Conflict hypnotized and entranced me so, that I thought for a split second I was suffering from a bout of catatonia. Who wouldn't want to be shrunken and left to wander and explore Lydia's Last Conflict is insane not to. Those wonderful little Kewpie-like dolls were left to their defenses; and left to fend for themselves against make believe creatures, situations and a ginormous phallus lotus (tons of fun if you ask me). Glass globes were inserted with moss, plastic toys, branches and a multitude of "stuff" too much stuff to list; but it wasn't a mish mash it was legitimate things that brought the whole show and theme together. There were giant digital photos (that hung on the walls) of dolls and their giant hollow looking and vacant expressions that surrounded the gallery; the geniusness is that their glass eyes reflect images back to the "viewer". Sounds like tons of fun...tons of fun. See Last Conflict at Stux Gallery thru June 25th - Madame J.
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