FAIR WEATHER: Trends and Coincidences-Manual Labor

FAIR WEATHER: Trends and Coincidences-Giants

Aqua Wynwood: Margaret Murphy, Henna Hands, at Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia

It's not surprising that hands turn up frequently as a subject for artmaking. They make the art. Where would we be without them? Still, there was a surprisingly large and varied group of hands, from the quirkily quotidian to the quietly poetic.

Aqua Hotel: Shawn Barber, Robert Atkinson's Hands, watercolor, 30 x 22 inches; at Billy Shire, Culver City, California

Aqua Wynwood: Valerie Hammond, Guirland, 2008, photolitho/relief on handmade paper, 72 x 48 inches; at Wildwood Press, St. Louis

Bridge on Collins: Lyndi Sales, Fortunes and Fortunes, 2008, lottery coupon paper; at Toomey Tourell, San Francisco

Bridge on Collins: Anahita Vossoughi, Untitled (hands), oil on chromecoat paper, at Leila Taghinia-Milani/Heller Gallery, New York

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Aqua Wynwood: Margaret Purphy, Henna Hands installation, magazine coupons and acrylic on panel, at Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia

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