Art In America

Heide Hatry

at Stux,

530 W 25th St #101  New York, NY 10001

A rose is a rose is a rose, but not always. In this show of large color photographs by the German-born artist Heide Hatry, the trompe l'oeil floral constructions are composed of animal innards, genitals and other nasty bits-all artfully transformed in a ways that recall botanical studies, 19th-century floral albums, seed catalogue illustrations, and both Eastern and Western flower-painting traditions. The artist, who grew up on a hog farm, previously made creepy dolls with pigskin and curated a show of work by Carolee Schneemann of "Meat Joy" fame. Once a highly respected bookseller in Europe, Hatry routinely recruits noted authors to write for her exhibition-related publications. The 101 contributors to 

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