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Inside the Pale


Jane Kim / Thrust Projects
114 Bowery #301, Between Grand and Hester, 212-431-4802
East Village / Lower East Side
March 18 - May 13, 2007
Reception: Sunday, March 18, 6 - 9 PM
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In an unobvious grouping of painting, sculpture, and photography, Frank Schroder uses his own work as both a comment on the problems inherent in any decision about displaying a work of art and a wry allegory of the plight of the modern artist, whose sincere expression is commodified by others.

Schroder invites the viewer into an informal gallery setting using vintage furniture to neutralize the white cube environment. David Humphrey’s erotic teddy bear sculpture to Sam Samore’s sober photograph of an eyebrow, infuses the exhibition with discomfort, despite the uncomplicated, apolitical tone of the informal arrangement. R.H. Quaytman’s dark, demanding abstractions draw attention to the laborious structure behind the lighter tones of Paul Pagk’s and Benjamin Butler’s work. Ultimately, the exhibition is an appreciation of subjectivity: in place of a single, coherent aesthetic idea, the viewer is invited to enter into the discourse of the varieties of provocation and confrontation.

Curated by Frank Schroder
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