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  • Gerry Bergstein

    Thomas Segal Gallery

    This stunning exhibition of 14 paintings, all completed in 1991, reveals a new cohesiveness and maturity in Gerry Bergstein’s work. Known for his manic, tragicomic narratives, the artist here exchanges romantic symbolism for a kind of surrealism in beautifully colored and rendered still lifes. Bergstein has, at least temporarily, relinquished his ironic tongue-in-cheek titles; all but one painting, Entropy #4, 1991 (a huge canvas laden with fruits and vegetables positioned against what looks like a dark promontory), remain untitled. Although his characteristic bald, bearded visage is absent from

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