Images from Biff Bastarache Timebomb Art House Exhibit on February 17, 2010.
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Review: Art House Exhibit "Timebomb" by Biff Bastarache
It was a somewhat surreal experience walking to the exhibit. The upper apartments on Saint Anselm campus are well known for a rowdy night life. As one walks towards apartment A-4, one notices the evidence of that reputation scattered about the ground. The pathways on this Ash Wednesday evening were dark and quiet, and a different life was stirring. In one apartment, the Residential Living Community known as the Art House, carpets were being vacuumed, shelves tidied, and shirts tucked in. Among the row-upon-row of identical doors, the one marked A-4 opened onto something different. We were welcomed by Jared Butler, senior philosophy major and organizer of the Art House RLC, into the suite’s front room, which had been transformed into a gallery. On the floor was a new red carpet with an oriental flair, and along the four walls, at head’s height, ran a series of pencil drawings on paper professionally mounted on red frames, with the room’s temporary status as gallery marked by a large deep red poster: “Time Bomb: Works on Paper by Biff Bastarache.”