isn’t brad troemel’s new show, LIVE/WORK at Tomorrow Gallery the literal embodiment of a god complex? i’m surprised there wasn’t a huge magnifying glass as a sculpture to accompany his ant farms. and this loose charity portion of the show. what? you got tired of getting silly money for all those crummy pieces you’ve been making lately? did you want to feel better about yourself after making this work by having the money go to charity? appears to be highly neoliberal and lazy. this show just reminds me how trite most of his work truly is. besides the fish/flower vacuum sealed pieces [it’s hard to make flowers look bad] and his lecture/performance @ The Whitney, i haven’t liked a single piece he has made since. and i’ve heard thejogging is more lauren and co. than brad anyway from various sources, so why is brad troemel such critical Teflon [term coined by living-well] for everyone? why aren’t more people calling him out for his bs? why do so many people enable this man’s hubris? shows like this give weight to when people narrow-mindedly say “well, a third grader can do that.” brad troemel: great writer. i was gonna add more to that statement, but i couldn’t think of anything else. i mean for real, people, you think the general public is supposed to take a gradient ant farms seriously? and even maybe study it some day in the future because some art bros stuck theory onto nothing? nah yo, nahhhh. also, can we all agree to stop using the phrase “paradigm shift” forever?