When I visited Evan Commander’s exhibition Future No Future at Aisle Gallery, one of its directors, Bill Renschler, commented that it might be one of their most conceptual shows yet. That may easily be true. With clear invocations of artists Chris Burden and John Baldessari, the West Coast style of Conceptual Art that continues to the present seems an appropriate topic of conversation standing before Commander’s sculptures, video, sound pieces and series of two-dimensional works. These framed works are complexities, with text and imagery etched into the glass of the frames and paintings and silver gelatin prints behind them. Works such as “Are You Brave” involve systems of inquiry with a grid of “yes” and “no” etched across the glass. But the splattered, painterly drop cloth that functions as a background is one of several ways Commander offers a little soul in the equation. The closing reception is 6-8 p.m. Saturday.
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