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 sculpturesone floor-bound, two
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