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View of “Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe,” 2012.

Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe

Marlborough Contemporary | New York

View of “Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe,” 2012.

It’s safe to say that no one will ever accuse Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe of lacking ambition. Over the past six years, the artist team has created (and, in a few cases, re-created) one madly elaborate environment after another, physically and psychologically immersive spatial confections that have proliferated in museums, galleries, and other venues (a Miami condo, a Schindler residence in Los Angeles) at a rate that belies the installations’ material richness and technical virtuosity. For all the work’s heterogeneity—room after room is crammed with everyday objects both found and made, not to mention the pair’s own paintings, collages, sculptures, photographs, packaging and publication designs, and more—these disorienting architectural mash-ups do propose a conceptual through line of sorts: They are spaces that metaphorically investigate, and experientially enact,

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