Skewed Views

Written by Mackenzie McCreary Category: Arts Issue: May 2014

“It doesn’t aim to capture authenticity... but aims to transcend it, giving it ‘magical realism,’” Huffington Post arts critic Priscilla Frank wrote of Lifelike. “Encountering these pieces gives a similar feeling to seeing a blender for the first time and swearing it must be extraordinary.” With works from such artists as Ai Weiwei and Chuck Close, the exhibition of nearly 70 pieces promises to trick your impressions of everything from milk cartons to sunflower seeds. For more information, visit phxart.org.