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At Civilian Art Projects, photographers present interesting images without explication

The visible and the invisible circle each other warily in the photographs of Kate MacDonnell and Noelle K. Tan, currently at Civilian Art Projects. Both artists are storytellers of a sort, but with a preference for the cryptic. Neither, for example, identifies where her photos are made. Tan doesn’t provide any information about her images, which offer dramatic contrasts between black and white. MacDonnell’s color photos sport such titles as “first there is a mountain” — more poetic than descriptive.

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