Best of Bus, Volume 1 at Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects (1080 Queen West) to March 7. 416-537-8827. Rating: NN
The so-so something is the five -year anniversary show, Volume 1, at KMart . Known as Bus for the bulk of that time, the gallery has been the liveliest three-ring circus in town. But this isn't Bus at its best. Maybe looking back is hard to do when you've always been pushing forward. The gallery retrospective successfully centres on the idea of time passing, but fails to capture the spirit and energy that came to define Bus/KMart.
Yeah, there's work on the walls, a piece that looks like spilled cola in the corner and oversized confetti on the floor, but it sure doesn't feel like a party.