Ana Finel Honigman

Roman Tolici

March 2009

It takes a long moment to register the identity of the clean-shaven fellow in Roman Tolici’s Adolf, one of forty smooth-faced men presented in the Romanian painter’s 2008 “Barber Shop” series of small black-and-white watercolor … READ ON

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Eemil Karila

March 2009

Visitors entering “Surface Values,” Eemil Karila’s first solo exhibition in Berlin, will find white walls, a tan floor, and glaring fluorescent lights beaming down on nothing. Moments later, however, these flicker off and a set of black… READ ON

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Jota Castro

February 2009

Overstatement is an extravagance that is easy to overindulge during these difficult times. Conveying explicit and passionate opinions, Jota Castro presents object lessons in how strong statements can succeed as good gambles or fail as costly… READ ON

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Popcorn Culture

Openings in Berlin

February 2009 BERLIN

“I WISH I COULD just curl up with popcorn,” lamented artist Tiphaine Shipman last Friday, the eve of “Lynchmob”’s opening night. Setting up her appropriately creepy video juxtaposing flashes of blinding white light with disjointed… READ ON

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Ignacio Uriarte

January 2009

As the threat of stultifying pay-the-rent jobs looms large for many now-struggling artists, Ignacio Uriarte’s exhibition “9 to 5” offers an inspiring jolt of hope that the muses might pay visits to cubicles as well as to studios. Uriarte… READ ON

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“Funny Not Funny”

January 2009

“Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die,” Mel Brooks once noted. Taking a contrarian stance, the nineteen artists in this exhibition, curated by the gallery’s Becky Smith and Allison Kave, … READ ON

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Wim Botha

December 2008

Wim Botha’s work grapples with historical and cultural attitudes toward faith and mortality. In this exhibition, he presents installations suspended from the ceiling, drawings on white paper, sculptural busts crafted from carved leather-bound… READ ON

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“Political/Minimal”

December 2008

The most interesting and rewarding work in this thirty-two piece exhibition of politically motivated Minimal art is the most elaborate and least specifically political. From across the gallery’s vast, open, and central exhibition space, … READ ON

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Laurie Hogin

December 2008

The creatures in Laurie Hogin’s masterful and allegorical oil paintings have fur that resembles that found in chipper and cheap children’s toys. But while the synthetic coats of those plush animals are often the result of noxious chemicals… READ ON

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“Power to the People"

December 2008

Perhaps best known outside its borders as the capital of the European Union, Brussels is ironically also the site of a heated national identity crisis, as the Walloons and the Flemish spar for control over the country’s direction and … READ ON

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