Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Art Review -- Jenny Holzer at the Whitney

Roberta Smith said it best in the NY Times of Jenny Holzer's current show, Protect, Protect: "Ms. Holzer’s terse snippets of prose have warned of evolving threats to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. She has tracked the inner thoughts of bereft lovers or shellshocked survivors and articulated the baser instincts unleashed by social chaos."

Her electronic LED displays had the same effect on my eyes as the way that a Yankee Candle Factory Outlet has on my nose. Although leaving her show made me far more culturally stimulated than a room full of Pineapple Beach scented candles...

See more at the Whitney's exhibit here

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