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Contemporaries: Hot Takes

When: Fri., Aug. 10, 6-8 p.m. 2018

This is going to sound random for a second, but bear with me: When I was a kid, I had a cousin who lived in an apartment complex that had both a cold swimming pool and a hot tub, and I loved the shocking feeling of running back and forth between them. Now that experience comes to the art gallery in Hot Takes, which runs at Light Art + Design through October after this Second Friday reception. The main gallery is dedicated to works in diverse mediums given to "warm tones and hot topics," while a satellite space on Brewer Lane features "chilly media and cool light installations." Part of the gallery's "Contemporaries" series, the exhibit features a large group of artists from the Triangle, Richmond, Philly, and New York; familiar local names include Carrie Alter, Bill Thelen, William Paul Thomas, Ron Liberti, Heather Gordon, and George Jenne. It's that shocking icy-hot feeling of my childhood all over again, but with less risk of slipping on wet tile or cardiac arrest. —Brian Howe

Price: free

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