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Continuing the Chris Sauter Pilgrimage at Blue Star and Fl!ght

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An image from Sauter’s “Faith and Reason” exhibit at Blue Star

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'Reliquary' and two of the photographic works at Fl!ght’s “The Shape of the Universe”

There’s no punch line, as it were, nothing like the pivot of Holy Crap that cruxes “Faith and Reason.” But in the middle of these gallery walls crouches Reliquary, an actual telescope (as opposed to constructed in toto by Sauter, which he’s done for other works) remade into a beautiful icon in gold leaf.

To say that Sauter reifies the exploration of other galaxies through this baroque device sounds like wall text, frankly, and it’s just one generalization among the many delicate effects he accomplishes. “Doubt,” the first and, thus far, the grandest chapter of his pilgrimage, is like the mouth of the journey, loading you up with the canon of doctrines, misgivings and sacred images needed to get you on your way. As with “Faith and Reason,” “The Shape of the Universe” feels like a readymade prayer chapel. Relating to the vehicles of heavenly travel, and the portals between earthly stone and the megacosm, respectively, these two smaller stops wait for you to visit and offer your murmurings.

Chris Sauter: Faith and Reason

Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum
116 Blue Star
(210) 227-6960
Through Jan 19, 2014

Chris Sauter: The Shape of the Universe

Fl!ght Gallery
1906 S Flores
(210) 872-2586
Through Jan 26, 2014

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