Photos: Not All Borthwicks Were Noblemen by Bradley Borthwick

In this week's issue of Westword, art critic Michael Paglia examines three shows, one of which is Not All Borthwicks Were Noblemen, which is being exhibited at the Ironton Studios & Gallery through October 22.

Paglia writes:

"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."

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