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School 33's Studio Artist Biennial displays a cohesive collection of process-driven work

School 33's Studio Artist Biennial displays a cohesive collection of process-driven work

The first thing you encounter in the School 33 Art Center Studio Artist Biennial is a giant, glittery skeleton of a fictional prehistoric beast. It's what the set piece for the climactic "Jurassic Park" atrium scene might've looked like had it been filmed in the nearby American Visionary Art Museum. The piece—Jonathan Latiano's 'Make it Beautiful, Make it Horrible'—is composed of driftwood, rebar, and polystyrene foam gilded with auto paint. And it's the most glaring indicator of the biennial's tone: process-intensive studio practices with a rare sense of wonder. From nods to natural history to man-made spectacle, there's a...

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