TRIFECTA GALLERY

in the  Attachment Room

TRIFECTA GALLERY'S  'Little Room on the Side' shows little jewels. February is no exception for POLYAMOROUS.

Anna Tillet’s rabbits take on awkward teen personas, like floppy-eared counterparts to Napoleon Dynamite. Yearbook poses with nerdy glasses and bad sweaters allow for these furry, high-school alter-egos to bring back memories of clumsy, youthful attempts at love.

Tillet: “I like bunnies. I’m not really sure of the origin, but I’m stuck on them right now. In naming the show Polyamorous, I was alluding to the fact that bunnies have a seemingly uncomplicated love life, and I find a lot of humor in giving my animal characters human complications. Being a prey animal, bunnies evoke a certain vulnerability, and I think viewers identify with that … and furthermore identify with their unique struggles in feeling awkward at love.

“The ‘FML’ [painting] character has an adolescent awkwardness to her. … She definitely has a hard time talking to boys, and her Lisa Frank sticker obsession doesn’t help. I liked the juxtaposition of modern slang and a character with an ’80s sensibility.”

by JENESSA KENWAY  from the First Friday Roundup. January 30 Las VegasCITYLIFE

Trifecta Gallery, Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., No. 135, www.trifectagallery.com