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Nixed media: Nothing gets left out in the jumbles of art at Bobo's

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"Precious Delights"

Through Aug. 1. Free. Bobo's on 9th, 1134 S. Ninth St. 215.387.0919. www.boboson9th.com

Any show that bills itself as "best described as a germed-up concept car interface, burnt and melting," then goes on to compare itself to "the corners of rooms where bits of dead skin rest, where the dust mites reside," is bound to kick ass. Tweaked-out mind-blowing whack, here we come. But at the Italian Market's Bobo's on 9th's, Phil Cot�, Nick Payne and Drew Gillespie have taken it seven or eight steps further, creating a mixed-media show of sculpture, video and paintings from some of the best artists on the Eastern seaboard and beyond. Just about everything in the gallery is art, right up to the over-large steel wool frames and the burlap sacks and faux advertisements littering the floor. And then of course there's the video link to Bobo's on 27th, Bobo's simultaneous partnership curation of a show in New York, which will feature a retrospective of the artists who have shown their work at Bobo's over the years. Extra points if you see only the local one, as participating artist Ryan Trecartin has created an exclusive Philly window installation piece especially for anyone scared to take the Bolt. (St. John Barned-Smith)

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