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Playing with perception

Oliver Lutz's multimedia works examine hidden layers of humanity

Oliver Lutz's 'Lynching I' Oliver Lutz's "Lynching I," based on an early 20th century photo, shows a mob gathered to watch a public hanging. (Oliver Lutz)
By Cate McQuaid
Globe Correspondent / December 6, 2007

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Oliver Lutz's smart, dark, and disarmingly magical exhibit at Space Other lets you see paintings that don't appear to be there. The bells and whistles alone are captivating, but Lutz employs them to beckon the unwitting viewer into the charged spectacle of a public lynching. He based his paintings on early 20th century photographs. (Full article: 835 words)

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