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The Art Guys (Houston)

"Once Is Not Enough"

June 2 - August 2, 2001

The Art Guys, Jack Massing and Michael Galbreth from Houston, document everyday objects and revel in their comedy. Working collaboratively in a wide variety of forms, from simple objects to complex installations and performances, they have been called "part Dada, part David Letterman." They have long explored the intersection of money, art, and everyday behavior, poking fun at the commercialization of art. No subject seems to be outside their grasp, from selling Art Guys birdhouses alongside the interstate to turning food into art. Their sometimes high school highjinks belie the thoughtfulness and structure that make the work so compelling.  

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