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Nora Ligorano & Marshall Reese

Nora  Ligorano & Marshall Reese's work was exhibited in
Pillars of the Clean Order
 installation responding to books advancing the conservative agenda
Pillars of the Clean Order
(1995) Installation: Heaps of soiled clothes define the gallery space. Rising from the hampers, classical columns display the recently published books of conservatives William Bennett ("The Book of Virtues"), John Danforth ("Resurrection"), and Dan Quayle ("Standing Firm")./ Hanging on clotheslines above the hampers, one sees Ligorano/Reese's new limited edition version of Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America." The artists have recontextualized Gingrich's now famous tenets by printing them on pure cotton briefs. Gingrich's likeness adorns the crotch of the underwear, while the "Contract's" ten points are listed on the seat.

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