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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

CAM: enough to make it float

Posted on Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2009-07-08

If photographer, gallerist, community-gardener, curator (and occasional Current contributor) Justin Parr posits his emerging-artist hotspot Fl!ght as an alternative to television (the gallery’s url is “turnitoff.tv,” and he sells stickers and T-shirts enlivened by a boob tube that brags “I OWN YOU”), it’s not from lack of respect for one of “high” art’s good old-fashioned values: entertainment. Fl!ght highlights the new, the odd, the fanciful, the disturbing, the outright funny, and the innovative. But in its setting at 1906 S. Flores, home to artists’ studios, residences, and frequent parties, Fl!ght maintains a warm and deeply engaged social vibe, rather than a
buzzkilling hipster scene. With that in mind, the Current is psyched for Fl!ght’s upcoming Second Saturday show, Enough to Make it Float, in which Parr curates work by S.M.A.R.T pioneer/new CAM board member Andy Benavides, who despite maestro status still manages to startle and stimulate; Jung Mun (above), a recent UTSA grad whose eloquent conflagrations of abstraction and the human body have mesmerized us at Blue Star and the David Shelton Gallery; Daniel Saldaña, forger of magnificent and poetic art bikes, among other things; Kerri Coar, whose cupcakes charmed us at VTrue in ’07; and Derek Allen Brown, a sculptor unafraid of moon rocks, rocking, and rock. We wouldn’t miss this one if we were you.

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