The artist Magdalena Jarkowiec
knows about unusual kinships, all right. The kinship of fabric to structure, for instance, as evidenced in her oddly humanoid soft sculptures
– the enormous one that's long been towering over Dimension Gallery's Paved Garden
, for one; and the other figurative creations, somewhat smaller, that have enhanced live performances in this town. And now Jarkowiec's got her first solo show
of such sculptures in Austin, featuring a bright array of human/object hybrid forms, dollhouselike installations, hanging portraits of lovers and friends … and all of it rich with her characteristic humor and invention. Recommended.