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Mustafa Hulusi, Recollections of Underdevelopment 8, 2015, ink-jet print on Dibond, 65 × 47".

Mustafa Hulusi

Meliksetian | Briggs

Mustafa Hulusi, Recollections of Underdevelopment 8, 2015, ink-jet print on Dibond, 65 × 47".

One encountered “Recollections of Underdevelopment,” an arresting exhibition of new photo-based works by Mustafa Hulusi, before even setting foot in the gallery. Eye-catching photographs of bloodred pomegranates on newsprint lined the insides of the space’s windowpanes, making a colorful wall of images visible from the sidewalk. The fruits in the British artist’s “Pomegranate” series, 2014–, are depicted in various states of ripeness and decay. In some pictures, pomegranates appear on parched patches of dirt amid desiccated leaves. In others, images of the fruit are twice removed: These photographs document mural-size posters of pomegranates pasted on stone walls, corrugated fences, billboards, and other outdoor surfaces in London, where the artist has been wheat-pasting posters since the late 1990s. (A survey of these street interventions was on view this past fall at London

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