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Monday, December 05, 2005

Run for the Shadows

Some people may dismiss Tim Noble and Sue Webster's show, "The Glory Hole," at Bortolami Dayan gallery as a gimmick or a cheeky see-how-clever-we-are parade. But I liked it; I dug this "Hole." This is the show's M.O.: the artists meld together pieces of metal into sculptures that jut all over the joint. A screen-projector light is pointed at the sculptures, which cast off a smoothed-line shadow that is an image completely different from the sculpture. The sculptures by themselves are mundane, as are the shadows; they need each other to be interesting. Is this great art? No. But it's a curious show that forces you to examine line and shape.