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October 2, 2006

'Imagine your tongue touching another person's opened eye'


That's how Kristen Hileman, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, described the work of Canadian husband-and-wife artists Sheila and Nick Pye (above and below).

Jessica Dawson wrote, in a brief September 30 Washington Post review of their new show, "Nicholas and Sheila Pye don't need marriage counseling, they need U.N. peacekeepers."

She continued, "The artmaking couple star in videos and large-scale color pictures based, we assume, on their real-life union. The result resembles two attractive people playing a pumped-up version of 'house.' Their macabre battles are fought with things such as jump-ropes, milk and burning fuses."

Kristen Hileman's exhibition brochure is here.

More pictures from the exhibition here.

The artists' website is nickandsheila.com.

On their site is a page that lets you watch seven of their videos.


The show runs through Saturday, October 28 at Curator's Office (1515 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C.; 202-387-1008; www.curatorsoffice.com); Wednesday-Saturday Noon-6 p.m.

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