Best in Show

Spring at Last
by R.C. Baker
April 5th, 2006 1:54 PM

Ward Shelley -
Crafted from oil paint on Mylar, this "Timeline" series chronicles the lives of various outré artists in witty flow charts employing emblematic shapes. Chris Burden's career is explicated through text boxes on a splay-armed figure, appropriate for an artist once crucified over a Volkswagen; Carolee Schneemann's diagram includes rusty brown smears abutting the title of her seminal body-art performance Meat Joy; and bulbous word balloons recall the brilliant comic-strip collages of the underground film genius Jack Smith. Pierogi, 177 N 9th St, Brooklyn, 718-599-2144. Through April 10

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