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Martha Parsey

October 2008

Martha Parsey’s exhibition, titled “Solid Gold,” exposes chilling cracks in wealth's cool gilded surfaces. The young Cologne-based British artist’s striking series of eight new paintings presents polished and pampered blond beauties floating… READ ON

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Olivier Pietsch

October 2008

Olivier Pietsch pushes Alfred Hitchcock’s dictum that “drama is life with the dull bits cut out” to ecstatic extremes. The Berlin-based German artist plucks out the Barthesian punctum from scenes in classic, mainstream, independent, and art… READ ON

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Gary Hume

July 2008

Gary Hume began his series known as the “Door Paintings” in the late 1980s, inspired by a wretched image from an ad for Bupa (a UK-based private health-insurance company) depicting a hospital waiting room. Despite their depressingly claustrophobic… READ ON

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Chantal Joffe

July 2008

Ballet dancers possess exceptional physical qualities, but Edgar Degas painted them prepping backstage at the Royal Ballet as pretty teenagers with morals as flexible as their limbs. Today’s models also embody phenomenal physical attributes,… READ ON

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Anton Unai

June 2008

Unlike many of the artists who show at Circleculture’s Urban Fine Arts gallery, Anton Unai doesn’t present or replicate in the gallery work that he made on the street. Instead, the London-born, Berlin-based artist exhibits work created from… READ ON

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Alec Soth

May 2008

When Alec Soth and his wife adopted their daughter, Carmen, from Bogotá, Colombia, the infant’s birth mother entrusted them with a book of photographs of Carmen’s birthplace, inscribed with the message I HOPE THAT THE HARDEST OF THE WORLD … READ ON

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Erik Schmidt

May 2008

From a distance, the canvases in “Working the Landscape,” Erik Schmidt’s fourth solo exhibition at carlier | gebauer and one of the inaugural shows in its new eighty-six-hundred-square-foot space, resonate as weakly as most photographic … READ ON

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Dan Attoe

May 2008

Even without the viciously funny yet sometimes poignant captions and descriptive phrases that Dan Attoe pencils inside, alongside, and on the reverse of his oil paintings, his art has the emotional subtlety and narrative complexity of a … READ ON

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