Artist Egan Frantz made three baguettes that will last forever by dousing real bread in epoxy resin. Currently, they hang vertically on the walls of Roberts and Tilton gallery. The one with the skinniest bottom hangs between two huge paintings — one by Noah Davis of a ghostly white sheet flying underneath a vaulted, gilded ceiling and one by Marisa Mandler of streaks of bleach running down black paper. Another baguette hangs next to Ed Templeton’s photograph of a naked woman wearing a mechanical arm with red stripes inked all over her body. The third is next to the glaring, balding, mouthless man Betye Saar placed in the center of a gray hankie. Instead of lightening the show up, the scrawny sticks of bread begin to seem serious and slightly dark, like the rest of the art.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: June 16. Continues through July 28, 2012