Kim Dingle made this statement about an earlier series of works, but it applies just as accurately to her recent installations featuring little girls in cribs, entitled Priss' Room, a new version of which is presented in "American Kaleidoscope." Droll and understated in her matter-of-fact statements, both in person and in print, she is provocative and confrontational in her art, softening her message with an endearing, ironic humor . . .

photo: Aude Charles
These girls are wildly aggressive. . . . they have no supervision and it isn't clear where they get their clothes or how they keep them so clean . . . but the dresses are very important.1