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Friday, March 24, 2006

The Spooky Art

Hope Atherton's recent paintings at Bortolami Dayan gallery look like those old photographic images that "captured" the presence of a ghost as it flitted by. Dark and smeared, the eight paintings depict mystical and nighttime moments. This show didn't stand out for me. The artist is definitely proficient; however, something didn't ring true with these images. They look as though they were painted from slow-shutter-speed photographs. If I want to see some true spooky art that makes me think, I'll check out the Goya show at the Frick. I basically flitted past these paintings, just like those ghosts did way back when. (Images via Bortolami Dayan)