Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Andrew Hutchison, Skateboard Photogrpher - Two Sisters Trading Company - March 31, 2004 - 3 stars

Hutchison is a skateboard journalist, having both witten and photographed the sport professionally for publications like Heckter Skate and Big Brother. That said, the photos collectively are an essay on the sport. They capture athleticism, speed, motion and even some bloody palms rather beautifully. There is a certain stillness to the images that conjures up the heightened sense of self-awareness and meditation it must take to muster up some of the risky stunts skaters pull off. Lining a hall and filling a little room of this new, funky gift and clothing shop, they are artful and should hold the interest of anyone who appreciates quality photography or skateboarding. A distinct sense of skateboard culture across the U.S. is what you'll take away from this exhibt. Through April 6, 2004. -Mary Lee Pappas

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