Macho mining

SUZANNE NACHA on view at Mercer Union (37 Lisgar) until March 24. 416-536-1519. Rating: NNN Rating: NNNNNsuzanne nacha's mined sites.


SUZANNE NACHA on view at Mercer Union (37 Lisgar) until March 24. 416-536-1519. Rating: NNN

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suzanne nacha’s mined sites reduces a massive industrial practice — mining — to a series of tiny wood panels painted with even tinier details of industrial landscapes. The scale is so skewed that the images read as abstracts, while the hues of Nacha’s palette — dingy pastel yellows, pinks, lavenders and blues — are straight from the pages of current femme fashion magazines. All the rage for spring/summer 2001.

It’s rare that a colour scheme can in and of itself make a statement, yet these choices, coming soon to major malls across North America, can hardly be coincidental. The macho world of mining gets seen in all its alienated glory, utterly alienated.DH *

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