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Let’s Give the Girl a Hand

Lou Anne Colodny’s had her hands full of art for most of her adult life – that might be why they turned on her. In her new exhibit “442” at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (1650 Harrison St., Hollywood), Colodny’s hands star in a villainous role. She bends their appearance with mirrors to give an extraterrestrial-creature-from-Planet-X effect, and then she allows them to romp through videotape footage, wreaking havoc on other, more human characters. This conflict between the powerful and the powerless is the core of the project’s thesis, but it also brings up questions like: “By poisoning our planet with global warming, pesticides, and unwarranted pollution, what monsters are we unleashing?” Or, “Could this represent more than an obvious physical altercation and could it also be seen as a breakdown in our society’s collective ability to communicate?” Or even, “Is that Cousin Thing’s bastard cousin?” See? The possibilities are limitless. Hollywood A&C is open from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets range $3 to $6. Call 954-921-3274, or visit
March 9-April 27, 2008


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