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Riddle No. 4: El Grotto
March 15 – April 13, 2022

El Grotto is the fourth exhibition in a series of curatorial riddles.

On view are, from left to right:

A "painting" based on Philip Guston's Head and Bottle (1975). This hand-painted prop was exhibited in Kirk Varnadoe: In the Middle at the Modern, produced by Triple Candie for the Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia, September 22, 2017to February 11, 2018

Frog on a rock, a prop exhibited in Being Present: Revisiting, Somewhat Unfaithfully, Portlands Most Experimental Art Experiment, PCVA, produced by Triple Candie for the Portland Art Museum in Oregon, November 16, 2019 – October 18, 2020

A green Tribunal Extra Dry Vermouth bottle

Two white porcelain rabbits in a blue-yellow-and-green-feather-encrusted porcelain cave

A canvas board, painted blue with a yellow and green design that evokes wood grain or bark

A black, hand-sewn mobile, made from printed fabric over foam pieces

A manequin head and two slippers, covered in yellow, blue, and green feathers, in front of a black-foam packing materials arranged into the shape of a frame

Plastic leaves and plastic flower, bound to a deflated balloon



  1. Shows: 2021+
  2. Shows: 2011–20
  3. Shows: 2009–10


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