, West states that "spotted owls are still at risk .
With a taste for collisions between unlikely subject matter--a head-scratching new artist's book is devoted entirely to alternating images of hockey fights and pieces of fruit, the latter set in strange, Franz West-like lumpy masses of white plaster--Hanson and Sonnenberg have developed an approach that, in its specifics, can occasionally feel like a confoundingly
elusive inside joke.
By the time it reaches its confusing, strobe-lit and confoundingly
cut climax, "Sunshine" has turned from "2001"-style, mind-expanding psychedelia into one immensely bad trip.
Living in a city shrouded by the squalid yellow haze of light pollution, one easily forgets how confoundingly
beautiful a clear night sky can be.
Still, it's a near-perfect, if sometimes confoundingly
dreamy, hothouse concoction of sibling jealousy, incestuous longing and haunted revenge.
In fact, that's exactly where the surprisingly of-the-moment feeling of these paintings emerges--in a contemporary form of art-that-hides-art that consists of breaking down one's own sophistication into confoundingly
ingenuous little observations.
It's the whole body of Cornell's work that speaks to me - the enterprise of it, the crackpot consciousness that somehow, confoundingly
, produced enduring works of art out of magazine pictures and trinkets from dime stores.
The assessment of coaching talent in the NFL can be a confoundingly