Two big slabs -- the remains of a pair of skinned and gutted animals -- hang cheerily outside a local storefront on a sunny day. For folks who have never trained in butchery or worked as meatpackers, this sight will evoke at least some curiosity and perhaps downright disgust. The scene is particularl
Takahashi is a gardener of junk. With the utmost patience she tenderly weeds through a crazy jumble of found objects -- clocks, hammers, old paint buckets, scraps of paper, electric fans -- and arranges them in a most fastidious manner. While her installations look like the scene of an accident or a
She is not one of the newcomers on the international art circuit: if you've ever seen her, with her flaming red hair and piercing eyes, you would not forget her or her work, too soon.
Horn works in numerous mediums; her pieces often utilize small motors and pulleys to create subtle animations.
Four headless figures -- a man, a woman, and two children -- stand at attention as if in a drawing room, perhaps: they're hard to situate. Their clothes' colorful fabric clashes violently with a laced-up style. In "Nuclear Family" (1999), Yinka Shonibare has fashioned African batik prints into the Vi