Ahren Ahrenholzs sculptures include the kind of objects we use every day: whisk brooms, tennis shoes, coat hangers and saw horses. In this artists hands, the various and sundry are broken down and recombined into minimal objects with no imaginable utility. Ahrenholz is most successful when his inventive compositions reveal a new whole that is greater than the sum of its old parts. Its correct to call John Frasers collages of book covers and wood panels meditative in the sense that these works are limited and measured These mixed-media wall reliefs are brutal, beautiful, simple and sublime, and Frasers constrained constructions make one of the strongest statements yet in an early art season that has been defined by two-dimensional abstract work in venues all over town.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: March 6. Continues through April 3, 2010