Art In America

Valerie Hegarty

at Brooklyn Museum,
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052

Valerie Hegarty has intervened in two of the Brooklyn Museum's period rooms, the second in a series of invited actions by various artists. Particularly powerful is her trashing of the dining room in the antebellum Cane Acres Plantation (South Carolina). Nineteenth-century painted still-life elements—fancy dishes, flowers, fruit—are transformed into three-dimensional objects assaulted by crows. The birds have ripped mercilessly into the watermelons: it’s delirious vengeance, Django-style.

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