Archive | November, 2009

Robert Brady @ B. Sakata Garo

Bob Brady works with the figure, but the figure hasn’t really his subject. Like a jazz instrumentalist who uses song structure for self-expression, Brady is all about stretching his materials.

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Hattori and Essoe @ Swarm

With mixed-media light-boxes, Hattori comes to terms with war and memory. Essoe, using video, installation and still photography, addresses the existential conundrum of suburbia.

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Peter Honig @ Mercury 20

Peter Honig uses the conventions of commercial photography to subvert the consumer desires with a style applies Dadist and Surrealist sensibilities to set-up photography.

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Profile: Peter VandenBerge

There’s plenty of mystery in Peter VandenBerge’s elongated, primitive faces; but their punch comes from a distinct brand of ‘60s-era, Duchamp-influenced absurdism.

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‘Keepers’ @ Skinner/Howard

The title of this show, curated by Aaron Petersen, suggests possession and certitude, but the works themselves traffic in mystery and ambiguity.

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