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Friday, May 05, 2006

Barney Barnacles

Matthew Barney's show, "The Occidental Guest," at Gladstone Gallery is his take on when East meets West: the ship sinks. These nautical sculptures are frozen moments of when the boat cracks and things ooze forth. Although I don't claim myself to be a Barney fan, I find myself drawn to his sculptures and films. The effect: a nightmare that is both comforting and creepy.

(Images via Gladstone Gallery)