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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Chelsea Trailer Trash

Dirk Skreber's show at Friedrich Petzel Gallery left me a little cold. His technique seems impeccable; his subject, however, is a bit old hat. Skreber's exhibit, called "Crystal Mess," depicts abandoned trailers and houses. There's something uncomfortable about strolling around a Chelsea art gallery looking at the loser homes of trailer trash. Nevertheless, the attention to detail of these oil paintings deserves a look. In the above image, the paint is laid on so thick that the ridges look like the siding on a trailer. As well, a few paintings could be photographs.