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  • Ari Marcopoulos

    Rena Bransten Gallery

    The nine color photographs that constituted Ari Marcopoulos’s concise recent exhibition focus on moments drawn from ordinary life, yet a sense of foreboding pervades all of them. Jennifer, Sonoma, 2005, depicts the photographer’s wife (a frequent subject) peering enigmatically from the shade of an outdoor patio. She holds a lotus-shaped bowl as if in the midst of a snack (a bag of barbecue coals is also just visible in the background), and one of her bare legs is marked by a bloody scrape from some small mishap (the Marcopoulos’s lifestyle appears to be of the gritty, outdoorsy, “alternative”

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