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Leon Golub / Nancy Spero

Roth Horowitz

FOR OVER FOUR DECADES, Leon Golub and Nancy Spero have been exploring the social and political hotbed of gender. Masculinist and feminist, respectively, they address issues of power and the violent and subjugating impulses that underlie and propagate sociocultural archetypes. Golub and Spero increasingly show together, and, not surprisingly, their complement is often fascinating. These vintage warriors of social conscience and gender have been married for nearly fifty years and have established a kind of oppositional harmony, as their recent show's title, “The Fighting Is a Dance, Too,” suggests.

This small but illuminating assemblage includes the couple's drawings and collages from the '60s and '70s as well as some of Golub's new work—small ink-and-acrylic and oil-stick drawings on paper and vellum—and an unassuming installation by Spero, which consisted of a group of figures

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