One paragraph reviews on art, movies, books, and pop culture by a know-nothing who knows it all

Friday, December 09, 2005

Uncertain Smile

Artist Tracey Emin is all the rage in London, but, for this NY girl, I never hoird of her before. Ms. Emin's show, "I Can Feel Your Smile," at Lehmann Maupin Gallery, is a mixed bag. I really liked some of her work, such as the sculpture pictured above, while other pieces irratated me because they seemed a tad bit on the sophomoric side, such as the image below. This well-currated show presents the artwork in such way that the weaker stuff seems much better than it actually is.