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Jim Goldberg

Pace/MacGill Gallery

Jim Goldberg’s “Raised by Wolves” is an epic in word and image that probes the gap between dreams and reality in the lives of teenage runaways living on the streets of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Ten years in the making, its complete form includes hundreds of photographs, audio- and videotapes, found objects, documents, transcribed interviews, family pictures, home movies, and handwritten statements by the depicted teenagers. This selection of 45 works was drawn from the larger exhibition recently mounted at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., that will be traveling through 1998.

At the core of “Raised by Wolves” is the story of two 16-year-old runaways named Tweeky Dave and Echo, whose intimately entwined lives turn out to have far different trajectories. Their twinned stories are told with a mixture of fact and fiction that mirrors their penchant for self-mythologization

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