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Will Eisner

Society of Illustrators

May 2017

Will Eisner was one of the most influential and trailblazing comic-book artists in his field, and this retrospective underlines the power of his legacy. Stories about his costumed crime fighter, the Spirit, were published from 1940 to 1952 … READ ON

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Aaron Johnson

Joshua Liner Gallery

May 2017

Aaron Johnson’s grotesquely distorted figures revel in working-class American pastimes—indeed, comparing them to Trump’s “deplorables” is inevitable. Johnson’s paintings are created with several different techniques: One uses a sheet of … READ ON

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Carl Ostendarp

Elizabeth Dee Gallery

February 2017

Well known for his minimalist approach to cartoony graphics and text, Carl Ostendarp’s hand-painted work harkens back to the early days of Pop. For his first show at this gallery’s new location, he employs a tool associated with blue-collar… READ ON

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Zaha Hadid

Serpentine Galleries

January 2017

Titled “Early Paintings and Drawings,” this sizable collection of almost fifty two-dimensional works by the recently deceased starchitect Zaha Hadid is a celebration of her noteworthy contributions at the crossover of fine art and design. … READ ON

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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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