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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

A New Romantic

Karen Kilimnik's exhibit at 303 Gallery evokes a time when war was portrayed as civilized and almost aristocratic. Kilimnik uses paintings and installations to get her point across. The paintings feel heavy and dense and have romantic, playful titles, such as "The Girl in the Pearl Earring in Shakespeare's Cottage." The installation of a general tent is created in the same vein as well. Behind the fabric flap, you'll find swords and a writing desk but also toy horses. This is a very cohesive show, "A" for consistency.