Chicago

Jírí Anderle, Albin Brunovský and Vladimír Gazovic

Jacques Baruch Gallery

Jírí Anderle, Albin Brunovský and Vladimír Gazovic are Czechoslovakian printmakers currently working in Prague. In the late ’60s, between foreign occupations, they were discovered by Americans and, since then, have continued to share traits of caricature, symbolism, and extraordinary technical facility—most of their work resembling fanatically intricate watercolor painting.

All are social satirists. Gazovic maintains a spooky world view in which the crazed heads of royal-looking ladies have bones and nerves exposed, and in which “seeing and touching” involves whole humans amidst writhing deformed torsoes. Brunovský portrays garishly grinning, avaricious, narcissistic creatures all lustily posing for an objective mirror, the revelatory camera. And Anderle creates “peeling” sorts of surfaces on which relations between people are intermeshed lines, tubes, and gears, and human aspirations are

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