Chris Bors

Federico Solmi

Postmasters

October 2015

In his latest output, Federico Solmi scans hand-painted imagery and applies it to digital three-dimensional models of world leaders. He then imports each into a video-game platform and records their movements as if they were on a movie set.… READ ON

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Folkert de Jong

James Cohan Gallery

April 2015

Perhaps due to the popularity of Game of Thrones, Folkert de Jong’s “The Holy Land” seems topical, despite that three of the sculptures are made from three-dimensional scans of Henry VIII’s armor. Dispensing with his previous contemporary … READ ON

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Frank Magnotta

Junior Projects

January 2015

Frank Magnotta’s previous corporate logo conglomerations, surreal architectural mash-ups of text and ornamental design, are impressive on technical merits alone, but have also raised issues with the global hegemony these companies wield. His… READ ON

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“Post Pop: East Meets West”

Saatchi Gallery

January 2015

While the term post-pop is not nearly as indeterminate as, say, the newly coined idiom post-Internet, this 250-work survey would be difficult to parse without its thematic groupings: habitat; advertising and consumerism; celebrity and mass … READ ON

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David Lynch

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

December 2014

For a generation of David Lynch devotees that know him as the filmmaker of foreboding, surreal films such as Eraserhead and Blue Velvet, and of the cult television series Twin Peaks, it may come as a revelation that he has been making paintings… READ ON

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“Displays”

Point Centre for Contemporary Art

July 2013

A fresh perspective is taking place in an evolving exhibition of art on loan from the Cypriot State Collection of Contemporary Art. Chosen by twenty-seven participants from a range of disciplines, such as art history, archaeology, and dance,… READ ON

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“Topsy Turvy”

De Appel

July 2012

Curated by director Ann Demeester, “Topsy Turvy,” the first exhibition in De Appel’s new location and renovated space, lives up to its title, as many of the works create a sense of confusion, or at least point to the more aberrant aspects of… READ ON

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“Prix de Rome 2011”

July 2011

This exhibition brings together the work of the finalists and nominees for the 2011 Prix de Rome prize for visual arts, thus providing the audience a chance to judge for themselves. The jury for this year’s edition awarded first place to … READ ON

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“Audience as Subject, Part 1: Medium”

January 2011

Organized by Betti-Sue Hertz, this show, the first stage of a two-part exhibition, examines the identity and role of the audience with respect to live events, focusing on venues that restrict the number of viewers relative to the size of the… READ ON

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Sarah Lucas

August 2010

Sometimes the simplest idea can be very effective. A case in point: Sarah Lucas’s “NUDS” sculptures: nylon tights filled with kapok stuffing, resting on cement blocks atop wood pedestals. Although made from materials similar to those in her… READ ON

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