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'uncanny' on Display at Contemporary Art Galleries in Storrs Through Oct. 25
What is the uncanny? From the ghosts of folklore to the robotics concept of the "uncanny valley," the word conjures up images of things that just don't sit right with us. uncanny at UConn's Contemporary Art Galleries forces us to examine the creative force of this quality in strange ways. There are subtle manipulations of reality, well-suited to a digital age, as well as creep-show images. The result — in works like Loretta Lux's "Hopper" (pictured) is challenging and disquieting.
By Austen Fiora
October 15, 2013