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Jonathan Horowitz and Elizabeth Peyton

Sadie Coles

July 2012

For an exhibition about repression, Jonathan Horowitz and Elizabeth Peyton’s “Secret Life” is remarkably free of tension. The works collectively emanate a genteel serenity, with Horowitz’s large-scale paintings and planters alongside Peyton’s… READ ON

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Sterling Ruby

May 2011

In his latest exhibition and first curated project room at Sprüth Magers, Sterling Ruby seems to tell us that we should fear our own paranoia. Ruby borrowed his solo show’s title (“I am not free because I can be exploded anytime”) from a 1983… READ ON

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“Rethinking Location”

May 2010

Where—as opposed to why, what, how, or even who—is usually the easiest fact to establish when constructing a narrative, which makes the challenge that the twelve artists in “Rethinking Location” take on so impressive. As they strive to … READ ON

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Marc Brandenburg

April 2010

“Bonkers” is a deceptive title for Marc Brandenburg’s latest exhibition. The Berlin-based artist’s meticulous graphite drawings of gurgling foundations, morbid imagery, and rock stars (including a stunning portrayal of Michael Jackson) might… READ ON

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Bruce LaBruce

March 2010

Francois Sagat, the star of Bruce LaBruce’s latest film and a series of monochromatic silk-screened portraits in his exhibition “LA ZOMBIE: The film that would not die,” has a gladiator physique and tattooed scalp that on first glance seem … READ ON

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Leyla Gediz

February 2010

A massive plaster sculpture that depicts a balled-up gym sock is all that can be seen at the entrance to “Subject: Free,” Leyla Gediz’s exhibition of installations, graphite drawings, oil paintings, and epoxy sculptures. The sock that Gediz… READ ON

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John Isaacs

February 2010

The centerpiece of “Tears Welling Up Inside,” British artist John Isaacs’s darkly witty solo exhibition, is titled It is for you that I this (hippy scalp), 2009. Here, a delicate Victorian-looking wood and glass vitrine at the entrance of … READ ON

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Manuel Graf

February 2010

What is work? Today’s art world isn’t good at drawing a clear line between professional, social, and personal activities or interchanges. In “Buchtipp 2,” Manuel Graf’s deceptively casual installation for his third solo exhibition at this … READ ON

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Thomas Baldischwyler

November 2009

Visions of social upheaval and cultural touchstones are painted with a rosy, muted palette in Thomas Baldischwyler’s solo exhibition. Over a series of collaged images culled mainly from vintage mass-market news publications, Baldischwyler … READ ON

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Alicja Kwade

October 2009

Three works summon a powerful sense of the uncanny in Alicja Kwade’s latest exhibition, “Border Cases of Fundamental Theories.” The Polish-born, Berlin-based artist’s pair of installations and video share a Minimalist appearance, and together… READ ON

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