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Of Course, Music Is Never Your Sole Identity

Austin Chronicle – October 2016

Will to Be, Will of Me, Will to Do,(Details) 2015, Grant Kreizenbeck, 82"x96"x24"

Will to Be, Will of Me, Will to Do,(Details) 2015, Grant Kreizenbeck, 82″x96″x24″

You want masks, well, that’s where Dimension Gallery’s new show comes in.

I’ve mentioned Dimension here already, have even reviewed a show or two that’s been featured in that excellent Eastside venue. And I’m mentioning it again, because, look – there’s an exhibition opening there tomorrow (Thursday) night, and it’s called “Cloaked Identity” and it’s all about the embodying or obscuring that masks can do, and the examples of that – the masks themselves – are provided by Blue Genie’s Dana Younger and Virginia-based Dennis McNett and the culture-hacking Corinne Loperfido of L.A. and Austin’s Alyssa Taylor Wendt and – ah, there are several more, yes, offering much made beauty in Moya Khabele and Colin McIntyre’s sculpture-celebrating premises on Springdale Road.

You don’t have to follow a spider there or anything like that: Just track the directions in your car, or some ride service, or (even better) as you pedal your bike. You don’t have to bring along any music from your past or your present: The conversation of the mingling creators & other art-loving citizens will perfectly soundtrack your perusal. You don’t even have to bring a specific identity, really: Be inspired by one of the masks on display, maybe become someone a little bit different for a night?

I’ll probably be there, myself – in one guise or another.

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