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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Dear Prudence

I guess I'm a prude. I cannot deal with cartoon porn, even if it has "political statement" written all over it. Ivan Witenstein's show, "Infidelicious...," at Derek Eller Gallery uses abolitionist John Brown's life as a jumping-off point. Besides the drawings, new sculpture, which Witenstein is known for, is on display. However, the spread-legs series was such a turnoff that I had a hard time determining the merits of the whole show. I think the exhibit's intent is to be subversive, thought-provoking, and humorous; I found the work to be none of the above.

(Images via Derek Eller gallery)