reviews

  • Chris Finley

    Rena Bransten Gallery

    ZIPPER Alan, GUTT Alex, DICKENSHEET Dean & Shirley . . . The collaged list of names, depicted in a large digital print by Chris Finley titled Lord Slug, 2004, appears random at first. But it soon becomes clear that the artist has picked out those most likely to have elicited taunts from elementary school classmates. Indeed, he apparently read the San Francisco White Pages from cover to cover in a gleefully puerile search that makes this work an immediate guilty pleasure. Unless, perhaps, your name happens to be SHATS Sofia. It’s a digression from Finley’s more labor-intensive, thematically

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