"Three and a half stars
Artist James Tyler’s sculptures and paintings are a must see. His statues come alive - erotic and sensual, the statuary figures seem to twist and turn in lifelike proportions. “Fumilayo” features a sitting man as he leans impossibly backward while his arms and legs flail forward. The figure has bulbous legs, neck, and forearms – lending to the sensuality of the figure. “Phan” features a mythological hybrid of man and bull. The figure sits awkwardly on a pedestal, as if the figure could at any moment hop down. “Doart” and “Panber” again feature figures with large heads and eyes in the classic Roman tradition. Perhaps most successful are the life-size works, including “Julius” and “Ilaya.” “Ilaya” features a man of monstrous proportions as he loosely cradles his knees. Also of note are Tyler’s Gender Series paintings, which abstract human figures into geometric stick figures, ultimately creating a “find the figure” search for the viewer. Through Oct. 27, 634-3114.