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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Spoof or Goof

I don't know what to make of Scott Reeder's exhibit at Daniel Reich gallery. Although the imagery is crudely painted, the muted color palette, similar to that used in Luc Tuymans' last show, made me take another look. Are these paintings spoofs? The press release doesn't indicate such, especially when the gallery refers to reality with a capital R ("...[the artist] sets ground for a reflection to Reality where the titles often compete with the work."). Some of this artwork looked like that used in the satire "Art School Confidential" in which one talentless student rises to the top. This is a show in which I say: You decide. (Images via Daniel Reich gallery)