• Mimi Gross

    David Brown Gallery

    Long known for her collaborative installations with ex-husband Red Grooms and as the daughter of sculptor Chaim Gross, Mimi Gross has come into her own in an exhibition of six constructed reliefs and one large drawing. The large painted-wood triptych, Parnassus, after Raphael, 1986, is a playful parody of Raphael’s famous Vatican fresco and contains 26 individuated figures divided into three separately constructed groups. With her witty and theatrical touch, Gross replaces Raphael’s soft elegance, atmospheric perspective, and academicism with her own educated roughness of proportion, scale,

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