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Brief Reviews

THE NYMPHOS OF ROCKY FLATS | Mario Acevedo | Rayo | Former infantryman Mario Acevedo manages to seamlessly blend several genres in his smooth, wryly funny debut novel. Nymphos starts off as a war thriller: enlisted grunt Felix Gomez is just trying to survive in Iraq when he mistakenly shoots a civilian girl who bleeds […]

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Jacob Hashimoto

Jacob Hashimoto’s “Skip Skitter Start Trip Vault Bounce–and Other Attempts at Flight” at Rhona Hoffman is a revelation, a tightrope walk between the ineffable and the physical. With one exception the works are installed like paintings, but each is composed of six layers, each made up of many small kitelike structures of translucent rice paper […]

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Family Silver

Unknown Maker: The Art of the American Daguerreotype at the Art Institute of Chicago, through September 28 Historically considered the first medium of the masses, the daguerreotype was relatively cheap and easy to produce, bringing family portraiture within reach of the middle and lower classes. “Unknown Maker: The Art of the American Daguerreotype” captures these […]