housing, Loren Schwerd turned hair extensions salvaged from a storm ravaged beauty salon into a Shotgun house, above, part of a series of hair houses based on actual structures. Carlie Trosclair's wall-size Fissure sculpture transformed ripped sheetrock and wallpaper into a poetic architectural equivalent of tribal scarification, while Rick Snow's electronic mystery totem, Paths and Sympathetic Resonance, top, turns ambient field recordings into eerie soundscapes, just as Krista Jurisich turns scrap cloth into landscapes. Night Blooming Cereus flowers blossom when approached in Courtney Egan's interactive Dreamcatchers video--reminding us of the flowers that bloomed out of season right after the storm, in much the way local people, shaken to their depths, found unexpected creativity and resilience in response to the existential challenges posed by an apocalyptic deluge. Reverb: Past, Present, Future: Group Exhibition Curated by Isolde Brielmaier, Through Nov. 1, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 528.3805.
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