Mark Dutcher's world is shot through with holes. His show at the Office in Huntington Beach, "Go for Broken," is a deceptively childlike meditation on the all-too-grown-up subject of loss and emptiness. Elementary physics tells us the universe tends toward disorder yet never imparts how we humans, with the singular capacity for making sense of the non-sensible, are to cope with what remains. The artist statement-cum-short story that Dutcher provides as background speaks of a night when "the wind took away all the trees and all that was left were holes." Like those whose roots stave off the erosion of precious and nourishing soil, his trees are the missed and the dearly departed. And we viewers are left to clutch at the dirt and hold it together with... More >>>