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The Contemporary's international illusions

THE BALTIMORE SUN

"X Site 97" is the Contemporary Museum's latest project. Two artists, Teresita Fernandez of Miami and Quisqueya Henriquez of the Dominican Republic, will create an installation in a raw, unfinished space on the ground floor of the Alex. Brown building downtown. Their conceptual work, which involves use of color and arrangement of materials, will be seen in the context of concrete walls and floors and metal ducts.

Fernandez manipulates translucent materials and employs techniques of illusion to lead viewers to question their perceptions. Henriquez creates puzzles by combining inexpensive materials with gestures, words and photographs.

"X Site 97" is the first of a projected annual series of international exhibitions.

At the Alex. Brown Building, ground floor, 1 South St. at Baltimore Street, this Sunday through Jan. 5, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (until 8 p.m. on Thursdays). Admission is $3; $2 seniors and students; free for children under 12. Call 410-333-8600.

Pub Date: 10/23/97

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