Nodding to historical notions of Romanticism, this show of New York artists filters its subject through the lens of various other isms: narcissism, voyeurism, consumerism and careerism.
Archives for February 2010
Margaret Harrison explores the politics of domesticity, addressing from domestic labor to genital mutilation. Her work tracks gender oppression in the global and political sphere.
David Trautrimas makes digitally manipulated photos from yesteryear’s appliances; Kristina Lewis builds futuristic objects from spike-heeled shoes. Wham! Zap! Kapow!
The sculptures and drawings of Mari Andrews and Sheila Ghidini aim at what Suzi Gablik called a “resacralization” of the world: a reclamation of all that has been lost on our beleaguered planet.
Whether he’s sneering at bourgeoisie social conventions or savaging institutional powers that feed on human suffering, painter Luc Tuymans is all about exposing the things that carefully crafted appearances are designed to disguise.