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Artist Bwana Spoons's Bad Oyster

Bwana Spoons's Climbing Out (2007).Image courtesy of the artist and Giant Robot, New York.

The paintings and illustrations of Portland-based, early-nineties 'zine-ster Bwana Spoons look like something out of an indie children's book — the kind embraced by the spawn of Brooklyn-based aesthete parents. Climbing Out offers a psychedelic take on a mobile, possibly maniacal though likely sheepishly friendly, red, scaly oyster. In space. Obviously. Spoon's show opens at the East Village's Giant Robot gallery tomorrow night. —Rachel Wolff