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The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street, 212-255-5793
Chelsea
March 8 - April 28, 2007
Reception: Thursday, March 8, 6 - 8 PM
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In response to a moment in America marked by tepid civic activism, widespread conservatism, and rampant consumerism, the artists in this exhibition create works in which the “political” is addressed indirectly through allegorical approaches and subtle contextual displacements. Borrowing visual idioms from the realms of advertising, the media, and interior design, these artists locate tangential points of protest that are slyly complicit with the terms of capitalism they often seek to undermine. At the same time, they investigate romanticized notions of outlaw culture and underground movements, questioning whether any position of political resistance remains out of reach of commercial co-optation. Among the artists included are: Fia Backström, Carol Bove, Bozidar Brazda, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Adam Helms , Scott Hug, Corey McCorkle, Josephine Meckseper, Michael Phelan, and Meredyth Sparks.

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