A massive drawing of George Bush hangs at one end of the long, long gallery, and a massive drawing of Barack Obama is at the other. In between them is a whole lot of crude oil. It snakes through networks of thick, transparent plastic tubing that runs the length of the gallery, coloring it a rich, brownish black. Pumps are placed at intervals, forcing the oil into and out of the cavities of Russian artist Andrei Molodkin's clear acrylic sculptures. The noise of the pumps is almost painfully jarring — loud pops echo through the gallery ominously, like the sounds of indifferent mechanical hearts. Oil and its role in the modern world... More >>>