Art in Review
Death to the Fascist Insect That Preys on the Life of the People
by Holland Cutter
The area under the Manhattan Bridge overpass is being condominium-ized, and art spaces are on the move. Smack Mellon will soon leave its fragrant gallery in an old spice factory for other quarters. The many studios in 70 Washington Street are emptying out. During this transition, an arts group called TAG Projects, run by Derick Melander, Tim Kent and John Silvis, is using one vacated space for a very short-run exhibition, with Peter Corrie as curator.
The politics are less specific in Alex Barry's cryptic, loquacious, Raymond Pettibonish drawings, Jerome Spinner's text paintings and in a video of Leah Meyerhoff packaging herself in plastic wrap.
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