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Matt Freedman, The Golem of Ridgewood, at Valentine Gallery.
Freedman deployed concoction, adoption and ambiguous forms of parody in the creation of the vast historical narrative The Golem of Ridgewood, a research project of sorts that the artist fleshed out with films, creepy arcana and mixedly gnomic sculptures. Sound eerily intriguing, perhaps? It was. And then some. (Still scratching head.)