It’s curious, but the most feminine artworks at Sandpiper Gallery right now are the wire trees. The nude female photographs on the walls, meanwhile, are highly androgynized. Together they make up a duo exhibition at the Old Town gallery by a husband and wife: Vladimir Shakov, who takes the vintage silver gelatin photographs, and Chris Wooten, who makes the trees.
Even though there are just six of them, it’s the trees that catch your eye. Intricate sculptures of copper and colored wire with mixed-media foliage, they float in a fantasy world where nature glitters and trees have spirits. Wooten sculpts …