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Willie Cole is no stranger to Birmingham audiences. His work was the subject of a 2007 touring retrospective and a 2013 solo exhibition at beta pictoris gallery, so one might wonder what revelations could possibly appear in “Willie Cole: Transformations”…

Adam Ferriss

Adam Ferriss’s Quantum Harmonic Oscillator project is nauseating. This is a compliment, because it reflects the fact that, at certain moments, the enormous, three-channel installation truly envelops the viewer. Recently on view at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual…

The contemplative silence of Christopher McNulty’s exhibition “Days” always seemed in danger of being ruptured by sound. If it had had a sound track, it might be Country Joe and the Fish’s “I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die”…

If Sharon Louden were a representational painter, she would capture every subject midair doing a grand jeté. Instead, for “The Dancing Line,” her first solo exhibition with beta pictoris gallery, the New York-based artist continues her interrogations of abstraction…

For Fire/fly, Willie Cole’s second solo exhibition at Birmingham’s beta pictoris gallery  (September 13–October 25), scorching re-emerges as the medium par excellence. Having deployed the iconography of irons’ heating plates over many years, these works mark Cole’s first return…