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Ins-doll-ation 

Wednesday, Mar 18 2009
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Installation art is often good art: Few rules have been set for it. Not sculpture, not conceptual art, not painting or drawing, but often dismantlable into those elements, installation work seems to allow young artists a freedom they don't have with older artforms. At Pablo Guardiola and Haden Nicholl's show, it's two men, one gallery, and, according to the gallery's Web site, a "tragicomedy." The drama draws heavily on installation art's bratty little sister, the diorama. We like! Strange arms, wrong camping scenarios, and a huddle of brightly colored things that look but don't act like balloons inhabit these cardboard shadow-boxes. Elsewhere, inflatables and machinery pose patiently.
March 25-April 18, 2009

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