New York Times, July 18, 2003

ART IN REVIEW: Living Units
By Holland Cotter

Few Manhattan galleries have the floor space to accommodate a show like this one, made up of nine separate installations, each a miniature version of a domestic or institutional environment. In some cases the view is from the outside, as in Adia Millett's dollhouse-size row of urban facades hiding a room filled with the possibly incriminating evidence of recent occupation. But most pieces take the form of stagelike interiors.

Andrea Zittel and Jessica Stockholder offer what amount to complete homes. Ms. Zittel's ''A-Z Comfort Zone'' could function as a Minimalist-Deco combo of bedroom, dining room and kitchen, while Ms. Stockholder's ''Ground Cover Season Indoors'' joins chairs, lamps, pillows, shower curtains and Astroturf into one funky all-purpose module. Other interiors are more psychologically fraught. Isa Dean's ''Mulatto Lullaby'' distills a world of racial tensions in a lovingly appointed child's bedroom; the flower-bedecked television room in Joohyun Kim's ''Sobbing'' is apparently having a nervous breakdown.

Matthew Lusk's ''Mausoleum'' doubles as a house and a tomb, replete with an Adirondack chair and cryptic messages from Martha Stewart. James Yamada turns similar elements into a neo-primitivist war room, while Rico Gatson transforms an abstract version of a church confessional into miniature movie theater playing continous, rapid-fire video images of targets and burning crosses. Finally, Corey McCorkle ornaments Triple Candie's own impressive interior with a small window garden, a pretty touch that provides a link between the show itself, which has been organized by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, and the very alive, though far from unitary, Harlem neighborhood outside.


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