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.
Archives for November 2009
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.
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.
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.
‘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.