Not as wild as some of its predecessors, Vox VII, the annual emerging artist show at Vox Populi, is a whale of a good show. With 35 artists and all media except performance represented, paintings make a strong showing. No matter how many times people say painting is dead, it just is not, and here the variety of paintings demonstrates the medias still got some tricks up its sleeve. Sculpture is literally all over the map, from a highly crafted fiber object to a sprawling found-object installation with a video embedded in it to a low-tech gizmo made of wood and having a light element. Video and animation stand out but theres just a smattering of drawings and a surprisingly small number of photos given that photography is super hip and practiced with a vengeance seemingly everywhere now. A number of the artists are represented with more than one work, which is nice, and keeps you from getting whiplash from the head-spin of marching through a show with one piece per artist.