POWHIDA at MARLBOROUGH GALLERY
James Kalm has been documenting the work of William Powhida for several years now, and is constantly baffled. The press release states "The directors of Marlborough Chelsea are pleased to announce POWHIDA, a site-specific project by the eponymous artist". Well, I don't even know what the meaning of the word "eponymous" is, but this project/performance enters into the ever changing critique of the art world that has garnered Powhida at turns both enmity and esteem. Underlying POWHIDA is a cynical subversivness that plays on the art world's own narcissism and vanity, characteristics that are in no shortage here in Manhattan.