It's tucked away in a back gallery, hidden from view. If looks could kill, this show would plead guilty. Armed with hi-viz hues and iridescent pigments, the paintings in Shell Game have toppled over themselves on the way to outsmart one another. The ringleader, known simply as FTP (Faker Than Plastic,) was last seen shaking down the gawkers while the rest of the juvy gang (Spin, Downstream Log Dream, Pretty Pass, Hologram, Turner's Vignette, and Ombre on the Outside faced off on opposing walls. Skunk, whose Christian name is Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right, sat frozen in the middle, unsure how this scene was going to play out. Lil' Scoop Neck (shorty shorty) wasn't tall enough for this ride and was sent back to the Merry-Go-Round.
Shell Game, a show of 9 works by Mary Addison Hackett is on view at Tinney Contemporary, August 24th - September 28th, 2013.