Our House

Like a good mix tape, there's an art to making a really fine diptych. You need a connection between the two images, but you don't want to make it too obvious. Layer a few ideas together in some fresh relationship that'll make people think. A shot of a man lying on a tile floor, looking up at a seated woman in a skirt, makes for one especially tasteful example in Work From the Same House, a 40-year-old collaboration between photographer Lee Friedlander and the artist Jim Dine. Friedlander's shot is paired with five of Dine's etchings including a partly peeled onion; a pair of partly opened lips; a long, sideways lemon in silhouette, and a few wilder sketches with a texture that recalls thick hair. So hey, bring the kids! The collaboration between Friedlander, one of the great '60s street photographers, and the pop artist Dine, helped draw attention to photography's emerging role in the art world when it was first exhibited in 1969. The show hangs through September 4 at Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, 1202 Dragon St. Call 214-969-1852 or visit pdnbgallery.com for more info.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: June 19. Continues through Sept. 4, 2010

 
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