Chez Wal-Mart

The wacky and wonderful objects of Twang show a rethinking of standardization

There is only one way in which the show apes Wal-Mart to its detriment, and this is with installation. The individual pieces are installed rather ploddingly as though truly the stuff of a grocery store. The intellectually ground-shaking Minimalist trope of one-thing-after-another gives way to an almost generic and benign feeling of objects for sale. The work of Twang is overall so powerful--inventive, humorous and whimsical--that it doesn't matter that the installation truly feels like Wal-Mart. What wins out in this instance is the collective force of the individual objects and Horton's attempt to stage a revolutionary mock-theater of the banal through them.

Brad Tucker's "Camo-Bone," polyester, painted wood and speaker
Brad Tucker's "Camo-Bone," polyester, painted wood and speaker

Details

is on display through April 9 at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary. Call 214-953-1622.

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