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Marc Hundley, A Woman Under the Influence, 2011, ink on paper, 12 1/2 x 16 1/2".

Marc Hundley

Team Gallery | Grand Street

Marc Hundley, A Woman Under the Influence, 2011, ink on paper, 12 1/2 x 16 1/2".

Marc Hundley’s works are as compactly evocative as a concert flyer and as cryptic as a yearbook quote; some are carefully made to resemble the DIY concert posters often found stapled to telephone poles on city streets. For “Joan Baez Is Alive,” his show at Team Gallery, the sheets of paper with band names, snippets of lyrics, quotes from books were given lots of room to breathe on the gallery wall, with stern but generous white benches in front for repose and contemplation. That the benches resembled pews seemed deliberate: We were invited to consider something we only partially understood, akin to the mysteries of the liturgy.

What we might possibly derive from such contemplation is provisional, to say the least. Hundley pairs his lyrics and quotations with dates and places (often Roebling Street, in Brooklyn) of significance known only to him; presumably they indicate when and

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