Alec Soth: Dog Days, Bogotá

One of these photos—a scruffy dog isolated in the center of theframe—appeared in passing on a web page and immediately snagged my eye.There was no attribution provided but I thought, that’s got to be Soth.And it was. Why was this goofy, tragic dog as good as a signature? Fora young guy, Soth seems to have an old guy’s emotional chops—and notjust any old guy. If you want to see Lear as a dog, or Cordelia as aghetto kid, then go see this show. You’ll be so happy you’ll cry youreyes out and go home confused—the best possible outcome for an artshow.

Weinstein Gallery, 908 W. 46th St., Minneapolis; 612-822-1722.