Hall’s playful paintings of a wind-ravaged home, dogs and abstraction evoke the cartoon violence in pop cultural depictions of hurricanes, with something strange beneath the surface. As artist Audrey Wollen comments in the exhibition’s catalogue text, “Hall offers us a cartoon metaphysics, as the wind billows out like big bulbous onions, shadows are sharp and opaque, laughter sinks like bricks: HA! HA! HA! Things are taking shape that usually have none, and all the shape-y things (humans, animals, planets) are becoming shapeless.” **
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