The current exhibition
at the d.u.m.b.o. arts center, "Point of Purchase"
(PoP), explores the American fascination with shopping. Curated
by Gretchen Wagner of the Museum of Modern Art, the show features
works in a variety of media by 13 artists, including Monika Sziladi.
In her series "On Display," Sziladi mines window tableaux
for inspiration. (A detail of her "Wired" is pictured
at left.)

Also featured in PoP, Julia Christensen’s video documents how
communities have transformed abandoned Wal-Mart, Kmart and Target
box stores in unusual ways, while Rosemary Williams explores
her reactions to St. Paul, Minnesota’s Mall of America in her
immense installation.

"Point of Purchase" is on display at the d.u.m.b.o.
arts center (30 Washington St. at Water Street in DUMBO) through
Sept. 24. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, from 10
am to 6 pm. For more information, call (718) 694-0831.

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