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Rasmus Myrup, His Sperm, Angiosperm (Maple), 2019, soft pastel and conté crayon on paper, custom frame, 41 × 29”. From the series “His Sperm, Angiosperm,” 2018–19.

Rasmus Myrup

Jack Barrett

In Rasmus Myrup’s exhibition “Re-member me,” denuded saplings were installed at the center of the gallery, while others were arranged and fastened to the walls by short lengths of metal. Each tree was adorned with brittle, pressed leaves from a different perennial—beech, maple, rowan—attached to its limbs with adhesive, or dangling from copper wire, as if they were decorations for a mildly festive holiday. One hybrid featured both green and brown leaves, confounding seasonal logic; another bore square-cut bracts. The skeletal copse and its sparse foliage were not dense enough to transform the space into a forest; rather, against the gallery’s clinical whiteness, the effect was of a botanical laboratory or antiseptic seed bank, in which the trees were anomalous captives to Myrup’s corruptive silviculture.

Six pastel drawings on paper could be seen behind or next to the wan screens. Three of

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