Joan Hiller Depper

Since opening last year, Tether has established itself more as a funky design studio than an art gallery. But the space actually accommodates some awesome artwork. Joan Hiller Depper’s “Effrontery” is a playful collection of paintings and sketches infused with bright colors and pop-culture references. Her wacky subjects include koalas dipping into StarKist tuna cans, fashion models gorging on cheeseburgers, and cartoon portraits of Yoko Ono and Woody Allen. Hiller Depper—whose full-time gig is running artist publicity firm Riot Act Media—pays a teasing tribute to prevalent (and often ridiculous) personalities and products with her images. While checking out her stuff, you can also take a peek at the gallery’s in-progress projects. Just be quiet while you do so, since Tether is also an office during the workweek (and closed weekends). ERIKA HOBART

Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: July 2. Continues through July 31, 2009

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