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IF A CURATOR from a large institution asks you, a young artist, to be in a group show entitled “Liver Tartare: The Blanche DuBois in Us All,” you cross your fingers, try not to be cynical, and say, Yes. The same goes for “Bad Girls West.” You either produce specific works that address the idea of a girl being bad (beating up boys or playing with yourself) or you forget about the theme and simply show your current work. After all, you were invited to be in the show because you or your art are apparently synonymous with badness. Maybe you drink too much, you’ve had sex more than once, or you don’t always excuse yourself when you get up from the table. When someone calls you a lady, you laugh out loud. In short, you’re the stuff myths are made of.

Maybe one shouldn’t get caught up in the title, idea, or theme, right? Best to just look at the work and let the objects do the talking. So what if

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