Jesper Just: “Sirens of Chrome”
By: Andy Cheng
Dec. 17-Jan. 21
Yet another artist trying to change the perception of mankind through abstract concepts and alternative media forms—yeah, yeah, we’ve heard it all before; it’s gotten a bit cliché. In an age of waning artistic capabilities due to tumultuous economic difficulties, it takes talent to make it in the art profession, and apparently the films produced by Jesper Just, which will be on exhibit at the Culver Center of the Arts, are just that. His films, as noted by The New York Times, contain “plots, or situations, [that] have often revolved around same-sex male love.” This, coupled with the fact that his films are all black and white, certainly sounds very appealing to people who haven’t received a memo that color films exist. But as always, art is its own genre, its own community and exclusive to those who have surpassed stick figure drawings in art class.
Jesper Just: “Sirens of Chrome” at Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main St., Riverside, (951) 827-3755; www.culvercenter.ucr.edu. $3.