Friday, March 19, 2010

Anthony Lister @ Lyons Wier

While rushing to the 23rd Street and 7th Avenue station early this evening -- after a day that began way too early -- I chanced upon the opening of Anthony Lister's second solo exhibit at the Lyons Wier Gallery -- (one of the few gallery spaces on 7th Avenue). I was, of course, drawn into the space and immediately taken by this piece. I couldn't decide if I was amused or horrified -- a bit of both. 'not sure what he's saying here -- perhaps we're stifled/imprisoned by the pop culture that engulfs us from early on. With the exception of a live woman posed in a similar fashion, much of the other artworks were relatively tame, provocative and aesthetically appealing. At 175 7th Ave., the exhibit continues through 4.19.

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