i love magic tricks, so it's not surprising that i also love art which fools the viewer. Alexa Meade's paintings are out of control. apparently, for these, she paints on real objects with acrylic paint to make them look as if they are part of a painting. then she photographs them, and voila! magical illusions... kind of like a more awesome inversion of photoshopping someone into a photo... there may be some kind of statement about objectification of humans or something like that, but this is art than i get an incredibly visceral kick out of, so i'm not inclined to look very hard.