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No Relation to Malcolm 

Wednesday, Apr 13 2011
Like an acid dream of rocket-powered childhood fantasies, the art at Davis & Davis' “Planet X” is very bright. When baby boomers were babies, and dreaming of the outer space they would so psychedel-ize and study later on, they were free to imagine it however they wanted. Guided by the weird comic-book artists and designers of toys (themselves of the greatest gen) it seemed they wanted bubble-helmets, mostly. Also monsters, pastel deserts, and shiny chrome ray guns. It was so pretty! But it was dangerous. The photos at “Planet X” are of miniature moonscapes populated by toy “guys” and spaceships, at once bombed-out and dust-free. Plenty of artists use the oversaturated tableau form in their photography, but this duo of Scott and Denise twists and turns inside that form, improvising and leading the viewer's eye right to the pertinent details.
April 7-23, 2011

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