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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Paint It Black

As summer wraps up, there are a lot of group exhibitions going on, but "War on 45/My Mirrors Are Painted Black" at Bortolami Dayan gallery is the most cohesive group show I've seen yet. And there is a reason for that. Instead of the curator, Banks Violette, gathering already created artwork, each artist produced a piece for the show. According to the press release, "the theme of the exhibition will not dictate the structure of it, rather the structure will dictate the theme." The theme? Well, I would call it "Sophisticated Punk." A very tight, very focused exhibit.