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All the Art That's Fit to Paint

Episode 5:'s Assistant Editor applauds Bayete's work for its use of 'Sister Act' (but not for its "whackness").

I don't know what it is, but I've recently become obsessed with the Extended Judges' Table for two reasons. One, because it's always enlightening to hear more deliberation. Two, because the little intro sections are hysterical. Last week we learned all about Bill and Jerry's excellent shopping adventure for toggle sweaters. This week Bill jokes with guest judge Adam McEwen that he's actually on Top Chef and should discuss the meal they just ate upstairs. To which China responds alarmingly earnestly, "Mashed potatoes?" You have to watch to understand the brilliance. work-of-art-season-2-gallery-rate-the-work-205-lola.jpg

Lola's piece lent itself fairly well to summing up this week's challenge. The artists are battling it out this week using newspaper headlines ripped from the New York Times. Many of the artists came out guns blazing and bursting with ideas until it came to the actual execution. Young's first idea to use bleach on the newspaper to erase the text didn't quite pan out. Wisely he scrapped that and took a completely different route.

Bayete on the other hand also had some construction issues with his door piece, but he stuck with it (which unfortunately didn't work out for him in the end).

And oh the Sucklord... He just can't seem to find his way. Simon was skeptical about his piece so he tossed it and came up with something completely different. His heart just didn't seem to be in this one, and I couldn't help thinking that if he had found a headline that jived with him a little better (why didn't he hit the arts and entertainment section?!) he would have produced a better's weighty coffin captured the bottom three artists this week. But before we get into that, yay for Young! He's really cleaning up recently, so I've got my eye on him.

But back to the less successful pieces. Sarah's had some visual interest in the small text part at the top right, so it really came down to the Sucklord and Bayete. Neither of them could completely get behind their piece to defend it, which is the kiss of death. But after Bayete himself admitted the "whackness" of his work, it was pretty clear that he would be the one to go. But major props for bringing Sister Act into the mix, Bayete! Deloris van Cartier salutes you for your valiant effort.Next week the artists are taking it to the streets! Literally.

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