Is that a suspiciously shaped tendon, Jesus, or are you just happy to see us? A tad nonplussed at the photo (above) the Denver Post ran today on page 14D of Rebecca Vaughan and Peter Illig's "Celestial Navigation" -- part of the artist's Displaced show at Ice Cube Gallery, which closes tomorrow -- reader Paula Rhoads wrote to tip us off that the good Lord might be a little, uh, turgid in the photo. We had to admit she has a point (wokka!), so we called up Ice Cube to see what the gallery thought.
"Well, the actual piece is about twice the length it is in the Post photo," says Ray Tomasso, a sculptor and member of the Ice Cube co-op, who was looking directly at it. "So you're losing most of the subtlety of it. There are a lot of folds and nuances that are missing from the photo." Tomasso, by the way, has a show of cast-paper sculptures opening April 1.
"If you look at it straight on, it looks quite a bit different," he concluded.
To see for yourself, head down to Ice Cube yourself, noon to 9 p.m. today or noon to 5 p.m. tomorrow; it's free to walk in and browse around. And if you still haven't seen it, page down -- you'll shit brix.
Wait for it...