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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Summer of Sam

Hot, sticky, gooey air. Half-crazy from the heat. And, of course, the bodies. Always the bodies: flabby naked. "Nightmares of Summer," a group exhibit at Marvelli Gallery, is like a Black Mass. The carefree images of summer are all inverted to convey what really goes on when the A.C. breaks down. The show includes about 30 photographs and paintings, and it's a treat to see works by Andre Kertesz, Diane Arbus, and Marilyn Minter side by side. When I visited the gallery, there was no air conditioning, and it was sweltering inside, which really added to the whole experience of viewing these images.