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Ross Knight, Peg (Skin Replacement) Stem, 2015, urethane, silicone, 12 × 5 1/2 × 12".

Ross Knight

Team Gallery | Grand Street

Ross Knight, Peg (Skin Replacement) Stem, 2015, urethane, silicone, 12 × 5 1/2 × 12".

One of my favorite Instagram feeds, going by the handle @techappeal, sifts for pictorial gold among athletic, medical, and technological product photography. Featuring such psychoactive eye candy as space-age sneaker soles set against ethereal gradients, flawless limbs sporting latex prophylaxes in antiseptic-blue environments, and spotless anatomical teaching aids shot against pastel infinity screens, its imagery is routinely airless and otherworldly yet grounded in an ineluctable mortality. The feed catalogues a nascent zone of our collective digital imagination, a creepy realm of artificial perfection that artfully pits narcotic sterility against corporeal apprehension.

A similar dynamic lurks at the heart of Ross Knight’s latest exhibition at Team Gallery. Titled “Human Stuff,” the show comprised nine relatively compact, self-contained sculptures—one floor-bound, two

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