as much as i loathe art openings, i managed to have a very nice time at one last night at the nicole klagsbrun gallery.
i first discovered artist mika rottenberg's work at the greater new york show at ps1 way back in 2004. her site specific video installation, mary's cherries, was one of the best things in the show.
her video work is mesmerizing, funny, odd, and absurdist...and the new work i saw last night is no exception. in her new video installation, dough, intricate machines balance great heaps of glistening dough, worked by a variety of uniformed women stuffed into tiny rooms and eventually risen with the aid of the allergy-triggered tears of a large woman.
see dough until 2.25.06 at...
nicole klagsbrun gallery
526 west 26th street, room 213
new york city