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Shapeshifting
By GREG COOK  |  December 30, 2011

Figuring Color
Sue Williams | American Enterprise, 2009 | oil and acrylic on canvas | 52 x 62 inches | Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York

FIGURING COLOR | Institute of Contemporary Art | February 17–May 20 | Bright colors and fleshy forms embody artists' thoughts about our bodies in new ICA curator Janelle Porter's debut show here. Sue Williams creates a cyclone of collaged red, white, and blue human organs. Kathy Butterly fashions droopy, cartoony ceramics. Felix Gonzalez-Torres piles up candies equal to the weight of the artist and his lover lost to AIDS. Roy McMakin fills a room with gray furniture recreated from memories of his parents' and grandparents' homes.

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