Weekly Update – Creepy Sweet

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This week’s Weekly has my A-list review of Jenny Kanzler‘s Creepy Sweet at 201 Gallery. Below is the copy, and see more pictures at flickr.

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Fallen babies, painting by Jenny Kanzler

Jenny Kanzler
Pocketbook full of bug casings.

Jenny Kanzler’s painting of cherub-like dead babies falling from the sky and landing on a tacky old mattress might put you off. But if it doesn’t, her purse full of bug carcasses probably will. The young Kanzler applies masterly technique and colors to her domestic-grotesque subject matter. Mattresses and bodies conjure up Vuillard on a bad LSD trip. Elsewhere, a girl’s toothy eating of corn on the cob in front of what might be mom’s open dresser drawer creates suffocating psychological angst à la Francis Bacon. The large, well-lit 201 Gallery in the Crane Building is a great new space in the city’s hot Frankford art corridor.

Through April 7. free. 201 Gallery, 1400 N. American St., second fl. 215.236.2872.

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201 gallery, jenny kanzler

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