Gullie: Into the Collage-a-Scope
Gullie’s collages are the kind that you can fully expect
to get inside your head. The artist’s photographic work
is renowned for skewing rational scenarios into fitful tableaux
of oddity. This time Gullie has taken his doctoring techniques
one step further to incorporate painting, digital media
and collage into images that won’t necessarily give you
nightmares, but will have you pinching yourself.
A true surrealist, Gullie uses this method to “express [his]
vision of the world, somewhere between reality and dreams.”
Piecemeal figures stand, like characters from a Terry Gilliam
animation, in vibrant settings, often re-creating traditional
scenes like “Madonna and Child” in a, well, slightly untraditional
Robert Gullie’s show Into the Collage-a-Scope opens
tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 28) at the Clement Art Gallery (201
Broadway, Troy). A reception will be held on opening night
at 6 PM. The show runs until Dec. 24. For more information,
call 272-6811 or visit clementart.com.
neon visors, zebra-print tanktops, rollerblades, and chicks
with keytars: This is the stuff of Cobra Starship. Sure,
it’s really nothing more than pop-punk you can spray from
a can, cut with the brand of irony they sling at Hot Topic,
but, know what? “[They] don’t care if [they’re] a guilty
pleasure for you.” And neither do we.
Starship are the kind of band who still get play on MTV
and actually make the channel halfway relevant in the process.
More importantly, they throw one bodacious dance party.
Rounding out their Sassyback Tour, the band will host kindred
dude-rockers Forever the Sickest Kids, Hit the Lights, and
Sing It Loud.
Bring your fannypacks to Northern Lights (1208 Route 146,
Clifton Park) on Sunday (Nov. 30) at 6 PM. Tickets are $17.
Call 371-0012 for more information, or visit northern lightslive.com.
all seen that indelible, heartwarming holiday tale of an
apprentice angel who saves despairing everyman George Bailey,
by showing him how different the world would be if he’d
never lived. Curling up to take in the laughter and lessons
of Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life has become
an annual tradition for many.
This year, fans of the film can leave the living room and
take an adventure over the river and through the woods to
Pittsfield, Mass., where Barrington Stage is offering the
classic tale with a big twist. This Wonderful Life
tells the oh-so-familiar story of It’s a Wonderful Life
through the energetic narration and impersonation of a single
actor who plays a man who dearly loves the Christmas classic—and
all 32 of the characters who inhabit Bedford Falls.
George Bailey, Mr. Potter, Clarence, Mary, Zuzu, and all
their eccentric and engaging cohorts will be portrayed in
the Barrington Stage production by Tom Beckett, whose recent
work on and off-Broadway has earned him an Outer Critics
Circle Award and a Drama Desk Award. Now he singlehandedly
tackles an entire town. We confess, it sounds a little crazy,
but as Clarence would say, “Each man’s life touches so many
other lives.” And that is, we suppose, the moral of the
Wonderful Life opens at Barrington Stage’s intimate
Stage II (VFW, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield, Mass.) on Wednesday
(Dec. 3) at 7 PM and runs through Dec. 20. Tickets are $15
to $30. For more info, or to purchase tickets, call (413)