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JUL 19, 2008


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'The Violet Hour'

Why: For being so grim, this three-person show is remarkably entertaining: Jen Liu's videos feature Pink Floyd standards sung in Latin plainchant, Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" performed by a community brass band, cannibalism, brutalist architecture, and pretty young men. In David Maljkovic's videos, young people in a postcommunist daze linger under burdensome modernist architecture, loitering around immobilized cars. Matthew Day Jackson has actually immobilized a Corvette, which sits in the middle of the gallery, bringing to mind stoners and bombed-out cathedrals. (Henry Art Gallery, 4100 15th Ave NE, 543-2280. 11 am–5 pm, $10.)

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