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Art Review: The Six Machinations Of Art Expo

Lindsey Herkommer DeVries


March Final Friday was incredible! Yet, there was one show that people raved about, The Six Machinations of Art Expo at Diver Studio—and for good reason.

The exhibition was put on by: Brady Hatter, Nam Le, Mike Miller, Chiyoko Myose and the ever-enigmatic Linnebur & Miller.

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Brady’s giant spider robot with 8-foot legs captivated audiences, and will later be installed at Shocker Hall. Playful sculptures like An Alternate to Biology - Wasps on Parade tickled the tops of peoples’ heads, making them squee and smile.


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Nam Le boasted new sculptures designed in CAD and assembled using zip ties and machined door skin to create geometric crystalline structures. The leftover sheets of wood he assembled into separate sculptures, creating a waste-not-want-not symbiosis between his works.

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Mike Miller set up a workshop surround by table-top-sized kinetic sculptures from his Machine Nature-Interface series. Everything on the table moved -ambling rocks, flickering feathers, and dry branches swept the air overhead.

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Chyoko’s installation Webbed Within boasts Japanese calligraphy, pinned to a filigree web suspended from the ceiling. Stepping into the web, you are enfolded in the artist’s native language.

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Linnebur & Miller created a 4-part temple called Our Palace of Iridescent Cellophane: Shifting Rainbow Complex. Visitors enter for a two-minute orientation video, pay homage to the shrine, then contemplate in the reading corner and exit through the gift shop–naturally.

The Six Machinations of Art Expo will continue throughout the month.

The show will be open Mon, Wed, and Fri, from 12-5pm for the first three weeks of April. There will also be a closing reception Friday, April 24, from 6-10 pm, with new works added and new performances.