Sue Williams Digs Down to the Icky

Pretty colors, unpretty world—a visit to the artist's studio before her new show

"Oh, oh, no, no, oh, no," she says quickly, sitting upright in her chair and again covering her mouth. "I'm not aware of that at all."

There's a dramatic pause, then she gets up and walks over to Market Logic.

"I forgot to tell you," she says casually. "Right here"—she points to an image—"is a smiling, burning baby. Originally, I was going to call the piece Sex in the City: Hot Fetus. But then I changed my mind."

And with a straight face, she eyes the fetus for a moment, then returns to her chair.

'Project for the New American Century' opens September 11 at the David Zwirner Gallery, 525 West 19th Street, and will run through October 25, 212-727-2070

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