new-york

Duane Hanson, William Stewart, and Yehuda Ben-Yehuda

O.K. Harris Gallery

Three artists working from different sources and backgrounds have populated the O.K. Harris Gallery downtown with a grisly assortment of human tableaux and animal viscera which are sometimes as startling as they are studied in their effects. Duane Hanson is a Minnesotan who had worked on his figure groups for about four years in Florida before coming to New York; William Stewart is a Texan who recently turned from some film-making to his current preoccupation with animal/ material constructions; and Yehuda. Ben-Yehuda is an Israeli who has done stage design and kinetic scenery, splitting his time between New York and Tel Aviv to work on sculpture. Walking out of the gallery, one had the acute sensation of having just left—all at once—a peculiarly petrified happening, a blood bath which dried-up in mid-stream, or a wax museum gone somewhat awry. You may need some guts, or else a good calm

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