New York

Tanya Marcuse

Yoshii Gallery

Tanya Marcuse’s second solo show consisted of surreal, uniformly sized platinum/palladium prints drawn from two different bodies of work. One of these, the picture cycle “Bridal Suite” (all works 1995), commemorated her wedding day: everything from the bridal gown to the bride’s intimate apparel to a concluding peek at distinctly private acts. Formally and in its preoccupation with representations of the body, this series echoed Marcuse’s first solo show for which the artist photographed fragments of classical Greek sculpture—bits of male and female bodies posed in galleries or sequestered away in cabinets. A male nude whittled down by the passage of time and then framed by Marcuse’s camera recalled Constantin Brancusi’s blunt Torso of a Young Man, 1917–24. Departing more radically from its referent, one image from “Bridal Suite” transformed the wedding gown, an elegant pleated affair,

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