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Yes: Art NO: The Old Bait and Switch by Jason Powell
June 3, 2008, 1:17 pm
Filed under: Art, Going Out

I decided to attend the opening of Project 4‘s group show “The Sublime Landscape” on Saturday night before the ZP show, first because I like to get my art on, and second because I was excited to see new paintings by Jeff Soto, whose dark take on character designs and environments are both surreal and fun. The show features ten artists in total, but thanks to Soto’s current it-boy status courtesy of tastemaking publications like Giant Robot and Juxtapoz, his work is prominently featured on all the promotional materials for the show, even down to utilizing the blacks and grays featured in his latest series. Well, imagine my surprise when I get there: not only is this 2-floor space smaller than everyone’s favorite Arlington bar, but the two small paintings by Soto are tucked away in the office area at the very back of the space, where they were casually hung on a tiny wall above a countertop littered with cheap wine and plastic cups. Way to keep it classy, Project 4.

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