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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Head on the Door

Alessandra Exposito takes the notion of "trophy wall" and turns it on its head with her exhibit, "Greener Pastures," at Mixed Greens gallery. This is a show in which the artwork and the political subtext successfully work together. Instead of using stereotypical macho animal skulls to honor, Exposito selected chicken, cats, and mice skulls. (There is a horse head, but its name is "Queenie.") These skulls are exquisitely decorated in ways that are both humorous and moving. On the center of each is a portrait of the animal during its more lively days, and some are even studded with jewels--for the girlie hunter in all of us. (Images via Mixed Greens gallery)