Art Review: "The Clearing-Joey Fauerso"
For "The Clearing," Joey Fauerso takes found, generic landscape scenes and inhabits them with photos of naked men. In one, a bearded, generally hairy man is leaping off a river rock while a majestic waterfall cascades in the background. In another, the same man (I think) stands watching at the edge of a lake while a geyser (I think) erupts in a plume of water. The men are obviously photographs that have been glued to the surface of the low-res inkjet prints, which seems sloppy.
Puppet love: Joey Fauerso
The images would be more successful if Fauerso embedded the men more seamlessly into the landscapes. Don't miss Fauerso's video Me Time, in which the artist French kisses a series of generic puppets: A fireman, a policeman, a construction worker and a nurse. It's disturbingly sincere and hilarious.
Through July 23. Box 13 ArtSpace, 6700 Harrisburg, 713-533-8692.