artnet.com, February 24, 2008
TRIPLE CANDIE RETURNS WITH "ALMOST BAROQUE"
By Walter Robinson
Triple Candie is back. The provocative nonprofit space overseen by Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett drew both cheers and jeers for its unusual shows, which included pseudo-retrospectives of the works of David Hammons and Cady Noland mounted without the artists' cooperation, before closing its space on West 126th Street in May 2008.
Now, Triple Candie has reopened at 500 West 148th Street with "Almost Baroque: An Analysis of Nine Floral 'Paintings' from El Mundo," Feb. 15-April. 5, 2009. The show features decorative prints imported from China and sold at a nearby El Mundo department store, accompanied by art-historical analysis of the imagery. It turns out that the works are based on pre-existing paintings, though they are not exact copies. For more info, see www.triplecandie.org.