“Good and Plenty”

Through Oct. 29

When I reviewed artist Darcie Book's sculptural, drippy work (pictured), which was part of the Sondheim Finalists show at the BMA over the summer, it got me thinking about how "the sublime often reminds us of something we saw on a screen." This, it turns out, is not all that different from what the group show "Good and Plenty" seems to be thinking about. "Most of us grew up with color televisions, computer monitors, and mobile phones whose screens emanate a myriad of colors seemingly not replicable in the natural world," reads the show description. It then asks, "Using them daily, how much do these devices influence us?" The answer, of course, is screens influence us a whole lot—how can they not? But "Good and Plenty's" artists, including Book along with Amy Hughes Braden, Estee Fox, Matt Hollis, and Stephanie Williams, offer examples of finding inspiration and influence in the screen in a culture where many of us often feel like we're just being subsumed by them. Check out the show and stay for the artist talk on Oct. 22, 1-3 p.m., School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light St, (443) 263-4350, school33.org, free. (Brandon Soderberg)

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