Ana Finel Honigman

Laurie Hogin

December 2008

The creatures in Laurie Hogin’s masterful and allegorical oil paintings have fur that resembles that found in chipper and cheap children’s toys. But while the synthetic coats of those plush animals are often the result of noxious chemicals … READ ON

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“Power to the People"

December 2008

Perhaps best known outside its borders as the capital of the European Union, Brussels is ironically also the site of a heated national identity crisis, as the Walloons and the Flemish spar for control over the country’s direction and resources.… READ ON

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Deimantas Narkevicius

December 2008

Deimantas Narkevicius’s film The Dud Effect, 2008, which is set in a deserted former Soviet missile base in his native country, Lithuania, is slowly paced and hypnotic. But what he depicts is nonetheless devastating. Narkevičius introduces … READ ON

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Bjarne Melgaard

November 2008

Following in the footsteps of Laura Albert’s J. T. LeRoy persona, the forty-one-year-old Norwegian-born and New York–based artist Bjarne Melgaard creates wild, woolly, and gritty work that narrates a saga of exploited boys, romanticized … READ ON

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Sue Coe

November 2008

Nietzsche’s desire to throw his arms protectively around the neck of a brutalized horse being savagely whipped by its owner was his last act of sanity, seconds before he collapsed into dementia. By contrast, Sue Coe’s determination to draw … READ ON

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Vibeke Tandberg

November 2008

When Britney Spears released her hit “Piece of Me,” last year, the world was desperate for any sliver of scandal about her. But despite the accompanying music video’s lineup of blondes writhing Britney-style in front of their dorm-room mirrors,… READ ON

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Vik Muniz

November 2008

Vik Muniz’s art about art history is great because of its humility. The Brazilian artist is best known for whimsical yet respectful reproductions of masterpieces, made with appealing, idiosyncratic materials that he photographs and then … READ ON

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Johan Thurfjell

November 2008

Johan Thurfjell’s first solo show in Germany is titled “Dead Calm,” invoking the ominous term that sailors use for deceptively placid weather. In the same way, the sculptures and watercolors by this Stockholm-based artist superficially appear… READ ON

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Dionisio Gonzalez

November 2008

At first, the edifices in Dionisio Gonzalez’s large-format color photographs look distressingly realistic. But on closer examination, the manipulation they reflect becomes apparent, and the depth of the artist’s cultural criticism stands out.… READ ON

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Philip Jones

November 2008

Like classic cartoon artists before him, Philip Jones employs a masterful approach to representational painting to produce canvases that function as portals to impossible worlds. In “Sundial,” his second solo exhibition at London’s FRED … READ ON

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