More than a few of the pieces pick up on this juxtaposition of Native American concepts carried out using the images of suburbanites. The most obvious of these is "Totem," but "Fish Man" and "Owl Man" also make the point.
Surprisingly, despite the Kwakiutl (or would that be Tlingit?) references in these sculptures, Nussbaum doesn't live in Seattle. The Philadelphia-born artist resides in New Jersey, of all places.
Also at Robischon is a painting show featuring Texas artist Robert Jessup's expressionistic evocations of dreams -- or at least a storybook depiction of dreams. The richly colored and heavily painted "Circus II" is a good example -- it's a real eye dazzler.
In addition, Robischon has mounted a display of ink on rice paper drawings of Buddhist monks, by Boulder's Michael Newhall. In one series, pairs of drawings have been made in which one has had the ink applied to it, and the other has been used to blot it.
Somehow, Jessup's paintings and Newhall's drawings are just weird enough to stand up to the Nussbaum pieces. All three shows are set to close on April 28.