Review: Totems: Laura Levine

 

I first saw Laura Levine's framed sculpture "Moses and the Burning Bush" hanging at the Harrison Center's Magnificent Amber exhibition last month. Intrigued by its mix of sculpture and painting — and by how this work popped out of the wall — I wanted to see more.

Fortunately, her show at Funkyard, which opened in December, is up through the month. In the freestanding painted ceramic sculpture "Mother Seas," you see an aqua blue female figure with dozens of seaweed-like arms jutting out from all points on her body (in addition to her regular arms).

On a similar theme is her wall-hanging framed sculpture "Daphne," which alludes to Greek mythology (its subject is in the process of being turned into a tree).

An inventive imagination, taking cues from Renaissance-era art as well as her personal mythology, is at work here.

Through Jan. 30 at Funkyard Coffee Shop and Gallery

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Arts Editor

Dan Grossman is NUVO's arts editor.