Location: Philadelphia , PA
Venue: Institute of Contemporary Art
By Annette Monnier
It’s possible to enjoy the work of artist Jason Rhoades for the experiential nature of it — shut down your brain and enjoy a chaotic-looking, well-constructed mess without trying to puzzle out what it means. It can be purely entertaining to look, listen and interact without wondering about the “why” behind it all. But the Institute of Contemporary Art’s “Jason Rhoades, Four Roads” — the first major U.S. survey of Rhoades’ work — steers you toward “why.” And once you’ve headed down that road, there are barriers that make his work a little harder to enjoy — but all the more memorable for it. Read the full review.