K A R E N  F I N L E Y

Pooh Unplugged     a parody

February 6 - March 27, 1999

press release

Special dramatic reading and book signing:

Saturday, February 13, 6 - 9 pm

Exhibition catalogue
limited to 500 signed and numbered copies: $35

Pooh Unplugged: A Parody By Karen Finley
Like the ideal world she riffs on in her performances, the fifty-four ink drawings that make up Karen Finley's Pooh Unplugged: A Parody use cutting parody to dissect hypocrisy and hyper-commercialism by taking Pooh and Christopher Robyn, Tigger and Eeyore out of their fairy tale and into real life. The Hundred Acre Wood is alive with ennui, secret sexual fantasies, marketing savvy, and greed. In Karen Finley's world, there is nowhere to hide from the pain, sadness, absurdity, or terror of our free market, puritanical culture of repression.

smart art press catalogue available: signed limited edition softcover or harcover edition