Phong Bui Hybrid Carnival for Exupéry #2 2005 [detail of gallery installation]
Phong Bui's site-specific installation takes over almost every inch of Sarah Bowen's gallery space. The press release talks about flight, "exhuberant fantasies of lightness," the painted language of cubism and his free evocation of "the mystifying vision of Modern arts rambunctious youth."
I also like the gorgeous collage drawings shown on a wall in the rear gallery. They suggest studies but they could only have gone so far in directing the kind of spontaneous exuberance seen in his three-dimensional intervention.