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Friday, April 28, 2006

Jackie Undone

Wanna see Jackie O. lose her marbles? At Cheim and Read gallery, Jack Pierson has created 12 silkscreens of the same Jackie O. three-quarters' profile. However, with each proceeding silkscreen, the lines become a little shakier, the features a little more askewed, and J.K.O. looks more and more clinically cuckoo. "Melancholia Passing into Madness," the show's title, refers to "a 19th century medical photograph of a deranged woman, which claims to capture the very moment her melancholy passes to madness." A fun show with an interesting jumping-off point. (Image via Cheim and Read)