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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

A Tornado Might Help

The idea seems intriguing: expose works of art to the elements and see what happens. "Survivor," a group exhibit, is outside next door to Bortolami Dayan gallery with only an abandoned elevated train track for shelter from sun, rain, wind, and snow. The problem is that the quality of the work is such that damage would be an improvement. What's the risk if the majority of the art is substandard? Why wouldn't the gallery display some of its pricier art and let Mother Nature have her way with it? Because of the quality of the work here, this show comes across as nothing more than a sophomoric gimmick. (Images via Bortolami Dayan gallery. Top, Jonathan Horowitz; bottom, Rob Pruitt)