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David Deutsch

Gorney Bravin + Lee

David Deutsch made his mark in the early ’80s as a painter of contemporary pastorals. In these delicately rendered arcadias, he included objects like radio towers and satellite dishes—signs of modern telecommunications that served as subtle reminders of our post-Edenic state. About a decade later, he began to base his landscapes on photographs taken from airplanes. The addition of aerial perspective introduced a new level of complexity into Deutsch’s nature/culture debate: The intrusion of technology was no longer just the subject of his art but had become one of its structuring principles.

In his latest show, Deutsch built on this earlier opposition, refining its terms and amplifying its psychological impact. The varied structures that once populated his canvases have given way to a particular architectural type: the single-family suburban home. Nestled amid dense foliage or presiding over

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