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If You’re Feeling Sinister


Alona Kagan Gallery
540 West 29th Street, 212-560-0670
September 15 - October 15, 2005
Reception: Thursday, September 15, 6 - 8 PM
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Curated by Anat Ebgi.

The exhibition features work by Derrick Adams, Aja Albertson, Diane Barcelowsky, Mike Cooter, Cooper, Jen DeNike, Michael Greathouse, Brad Greenwood, Aisling Hamrogue, David Hardy, Elizabeth Huey, Chris Jahncke, Lara Kohl, Justin Lowe, Matthew Lusk, Nathaniel Mellors, Ann Murphy, Chloe Piene, Anibal Pella, Ellen Robinson, Sigrid Sandstrom, Alexandre Singh, Mike Skinner, Chris Verene, Martabel Wasserman, and Michelle Weinberg.

If You’re Feeling Sinister, a song and album title by Scottish collaborative band Belle & Sebastian, is the inspiration for this group show. The artwork exhibited will attempt to parallel this band’s musical techniques: their melodies are lilting and infectious; the delicate voice of the lead singer resonates as sad and painfully sincere while his humorous lyrics are startling and sardonic. The seemingly happy-go-lucky pop sound of their music radically contrasts with the profoundly real and poignantly dark lyrics. Like Belle & Sebastian, the artwork concerns itself with interweaving beauty and seduction with an underbelly of menace and dark humor.
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