In this week's issue ofWestword
, art critic Michael Paglia examines three shows, one of which isNot All Borthwicks Were Noblemen
, which is being exhibited at theIronton Studios & Gallery
through October 22.
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"Though there is an elaborate historical narrative that underlies the pieces in this exhibit -- a massacre of Borthwick's noble ancestors at Flodden, Scotland, at the hands of Englishmen using long bows -- the story is only obliquely and abstractly told in the various elements that make up the show. Personal genealogy and history are not the only themes Borthwick embraces; others are aggression, violence, ritual and the masculine cult of the warrior."