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Full disclosure:  Brides of Frankenstein curator Marcia Tanner is a Stretcher friend and supporter. And aren’t we proud! Brides, which opened today at the San Jose Museum of Art, is in the running for “best of 2005.” Galleries full of experimental work by a new generation of female artists working with new media, and - miracle of miracles - a bagful of approaches to interactivity that work. I don’t think it’s just because things hadn’t had time to break yet. The show’s installation successfully got viewers of all kinds into it and playing around - I saw a nine-year-old girl manipulating Camille Utterbach’s tilt-sensored video on balance beam and a family group running Tamara Stone’s gauntlet of dolls. Don’t miss it - through October 30, 2005.

- Meredith Tromble [Saturday, August 6th, 2005]

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