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  • View of “Peter Linde Busk,” 2015. From left: Life’s barely long enough to get good at one thing. So be careful what you get good at, 2014; No light, but rather darkness visible, 2015; Fear the Goat from the Front, the Horse from the Rear and Man from All Sides, 2014.

    Peter Linde Busk

    Monitor | Rome

    The titles of the works in “Gentlemen,” Peter Linde Busk’s second solo exhibition at Monitor, cast a gothic shadow. The artist snipped adages and fragments of prose from sources ranging from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to the script of True Detective; these (often prolix) lines together wove a narrative of desire and shame that augmented the grisly figuration in the paintings, ceramics, lithographs, and etchings that were on view. The works themselves conjure the visual vocabularies of a slew of art-historical movements well versed in extremity—from Die Brücke and Surrealism to art brut&#

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