The catalog blurb (Ram, Amazon; $30, cloth) invokes Levi-Strauss: “… art lies half-way between scientific knowledge and mythical or magical thought.” From the catalog, Helen Varola, “Pulling a Rabbit Out of a Hat,” [PDF] is online at the Santa Monica Museum.
A review by David Pagel prompted a response from Thater (and lengthy comment thread), followed by further comments from Regina Hackett. Jonathan T.D. Neil also reviewed. More information at the artist’s website, David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, and 1301PE.