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Wednesday, Sep 16 2009
Hot cowgirls: Are there ever enough? Digital artist Deborah Oropallo rustles up a herd of them at "Wild Wild West.Show," in the form of her signature glossy-ghost figures, here presented on aluminum for extra shimmer. As usual, Oropallo uses images grabbed from the Internet, smears them, sharpens them, and winds up with pretty pictures that mock serious painting but also respect its forms. Funny thing: We never noticed how many cowboy-type names double as sexy-bitch names, but Oropallo sure has. Her pieces are revealingly titled: Dusty, Montana, Cody, Slim.
Sept. 10-Oct. 31, 2009

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