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Artist Elena Willis's Cloudy Classroom

Inspired by a 1966 tragedy in which coal waste trickled down a mountain in a Welsh mining town, engulfing a nearby school and killing 144, Elena Willis’s Aberfan 1966 seems an exercise in surrealist photographic technique.

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Artist Barbara Bloom Comes to Collect

One has to figure that photographer and conceptual artist Barbara Bloom, whose collection-themed survey opens today at the International Center of Photography, has a basement full of stamps, coins, and collectible spoons.

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Artist Bwana Spoons's Bad Oyster

The paintings and illustrations of Portland-based, early-nineties 'zine-ster Bwana Spoons look like something out of an indie children's book — the kind embraced by the spawn of Brooklyn-based aesthete parents.

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Artist Molly Springfield Is a Human Photocopier

Nope, not a shoddy photograph. The above work, D.C.-based artist Molly Springfield's A Translation, is a meticulously rendered drawing based on a photocopy of pages from Lucy Lippard's 1973 text, Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object From 1966 to 1972.

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