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New York Times

December 28, 2001
CRG GALLERY
Art Review

RHONA BITNER

By Ken Johnson

(212) 229-2700 (through Feb. 1). Ms. Bitner re­suscitates one of modem art’s most hack­neyed subjects: the circus. Her small color photographs of clowns, trapeze artists and hoop dancers isolated in the spotlight have a jewel-like concentration and are oddly touching. They are like tiny personifications of our own selves working desperately to please an invisible audience (Johnson).