Monday, August 27, 2007
In the land of mythology and fairy tales there's always somebody getting recruited to Hell to help tend the fire. When their tenure is over the Devil sends them back to the world with their reward, a big bundle of the straw they'd been using to stoke the flames. They always feel cheated until they reach home and the bundle turns into gold. Unfortunately, that's not always the way it works. In Nina Berman's devastating show at Jen Bekman, the recruits have been sent home with the straw, but it's still aflame. As far as the gold goes, they're on their own.