a strangely enjoyable time was had by a rag-tag group of ne'er-do-wells at flux factory during the cute and scary exhibit on saturday afternoon. most fun was the claustrophobic structure you have to crawl through in order to see an episode of strindberg and helium. highly disturbing psychosexual sculptures were strewn about, which weren't very cute or childlike. i enjoyed the fractured little girls of ciou, such as the painting shown above. most impressive were the psychotic paintings of camille rose garcia, whose sick tableaus best balance the two themes of the show. her work is like paul klee, edward gorey, and tim burton on bad brown acid. the show runs through 12.18.04, so if you're in the area of astoria, queens, nyc, make it a point to go.
the title of this post comes from "venus in furs" by the velvet underground. the linked group photo was taken byjosh.