Off the grid
For readers who are pro free-range accordions, stop here. For the ambivalent, do look at Andries Fourie’s caged accordion and other sculptures at Pamela Skinner/Gwenna Howard gallery. He assembles found objects, many of them antique, with printed images on metal sheets onto wooden structures strategically balanced on casters, and in one case, helped by a crutch. Mixing elegance, crudeness, whimsy and strength, the shapes and themes of the structures imply quadrupeds, none more directly so than “Talking to Mr. Bhengu,” which has an old-fashioned meat grinder on one end, a spigot on the other and a print of a bull’s silhouette on the “body.”
John Fortes’ mixed-media paintings and Lauren Ari’s paintings and sculptures are also on exhibit.