Artist Tetsumi Kudo’s Birdcage Has Overcrowding Issues

Tetsumi Kudo’s . Photo: Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery, NY

Andrea Rosen Gallery is decked out like a cemetery, its slightly decrepit grounds lovingly tended to by the late artist Tetsumi Kudo. Blue buckets overflow with pretty weeds, happy flowers sprout from patches of dirt, and spray-painted birdcages house bestial creatures who might be sad but not scary. It’s a little Jeff Koons — minus the bling — and a little James Joyce, especially here, in Portrait of an Artist in Crisis, which looks something like a Joycean window display for The Neverending Story. Through August 15. —Emma Pearse