Andreas Slominski has a big show right now at metro pictures. My first reaction to the new found object paintings - expanded polystyrene, foam, plastic, paint - is man...these are hideous but then I remembered my recent readings from The Critique Handbook and I think there is something to them although I am not exactly sure what yet. I wanted to post the new "paintings" from 2006 in contrast with her older sculptural constructions from the late 90's to show how some artists take risks and create new bodies of works instead of staying in the same vein for years and years. Collectors might get a little bit fidgety but who really wants to look at the same body of work for 50 years? Artists take risks...it is part of the territory...cut them some slack if not every attempt works because it is better to try and fail than to never try at all! OK, enough pep talk for today!