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I Just Can’t Pretend

July 9 - August 2, 2002

Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 10, 6 - 8 pm



Derek Eller Gallery is pleased to present I Just Can’t Pretend, curated by Dan Torop.


This show is about work from the heart, and the crooked paths this work sometimes must take.  There is a theatricality to earnestness when genuine feeling battles with representation.  A work can be simultaneously heartfelt and an education in deceit.  Sometimes, the deception cannot even be maintained.


The exhibition will include a lamp by Noah Albert, an extremely short film by Jennifer Bornstein, a portrait by Matt Ducklo, a photograph of Woodrow Wilson by Alex Forman, a drawing and a sculpture by Jessica Jackson Hutchins, a life-sized radiating figure made by Seth Kelly, sculpture by Todd Knopke, a photograph by Kevin Landers, sculpture by Reuben Margolin, two drawings of brick structures by Adam Putnam, a photograph by Hans Soderquist, postcards made and sent by Whiting Tennis, and a light sculpture by Leo Villareal.  There will be  an accompanying essay by Max Fierst.


Derek Eller Gallery is located at 526 West 25th Street, 2nd floor. Summer hours are Tuesday - Friday from 11am - 6pm.  For further information or visuals, please contact the gallery at 212.206.6411 or