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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Amateur Sampler

Perhaps I missed something or perhaps it's simply amateur hour at Buia gallery. Jan Christensen's "installation" of 20 or so speakers, a sound system, and slogan-painted canvases would seem more appropriate in a high school art class than a Chelsea gallery. The audio mix from 45 sources sounds like everyday grooves and beats that you might hear in a hair salon. There are no mashups, reinterpretations of songs, or unusual musical sources. The gallery describes itself as one that promotes artists at the beginning of their careers, but I don't think this particular artist is quite ready yet. (Images via Buia Gallery)