Published March 28, 2011 Project Row Houses regularly plays host to art that promulgates direct political messages as much as it engages the aesthetic sensibility. Visitors should be ready to encounter a wide range of approaches to the central theme. At one end of the spectrum, "Spirit House" by Tamalyn Miller, presents art objects exhibited in space, as you might expect from any art gallery. She crochets clothesline and electrical cords into enormous doilies, which have an unexpected magical influence, protecting the house from evil. Miller's artworks are the exception in this show: the other projects are much more about involving the local community in ongoing processes, providing tools for living, and restoring traditions.
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