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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Coming Home to Roost

Rachel Harrison Alexander the GreatRachel Harrison Rainer Werner Fassbinder detailRachel Harrison's exhibit at Greene Naftali gallery is a tour de force. Examining (or rather savaging) male power, Harrison's sculpture and assemblages are both humorous and dead serious, over-the-top and subtle. Her target is America with Dick Cheney (whom else?), Arnold Palmer, Alexander the Great and many others as its stand-in. To really "get" this show, the viewer must read a press release at the gallery that includes quotes from famous men who inspired the artwork. For instance, the Alexander the Great quote is: "When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer." The sculpture features a boy mannequin wearing a superhero's cape. (Images via Greene Naftali gallery)

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