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Sadie Barnette's 'Superfecta' and the bets of the art world

Sadie Barnette's 'Superfecta' and the bets of the art world

“Superfecta,” the title work in Sadie Barnette’s impressive Los Angeles solo gallery debut, casts a sharp and witty side-eye on the state of today’s art world. It’s a love-hate theme that runs through her show.

At Charlie James Gallery, the word is drawn in dark graphite on white paper, lower on the left than on the right, its invocation of making a long-shot wager on a horse race presented as a steep climb. At the word’s end, a spritz of black spray-paint turns the superfecta into something between a smudge and a dark shooting star.

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