March 10, 2010
Paintings, videos challenge our expectations of art
by Cate McQuaid
Boston Globe Excerpt
...Also at Carroll and Sons, Adam Lampton's thoughtful, moody color photographs of Macao, a rising gambling mecca, contrast the Chinese territory's roots with where it's headed. "Grand Lisboa Casino Under Construction'' shows a gaudy, sparkly, mirrored dome. Across the gallery hangs "Mahjong Parlor,'' a view inside a small, scruffy gambling house. It's a long exposure, so the few men in the frame blur over their tiles. The shrine at the back of the room features a crisp, red draped statue of a figure who seems to look straight across at the Grand Lisboa Casino and read his unhappy fate.
[Pictured above: Adam Lampton's "Mahjong Parlor" in the exhibit "Nothing Serious Can Happen Here" at Carroll and Sons www.carrollandsons.net.]
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