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Eli Hansen, I've Made a Lot of Love Out of This One, 2010

Mixed MediaImage courtesy the artist and Macarone Gallery.In his sculpture and installation, Eli Hansen, who lives and works in Tacoma, Washington, creates interactions between objects fraught with cryptic emotional and psychological implications. Most of his works look like a cross between a rural meth lab and an antique apothecary shelf, integrating colorful blown glass, melded and fused metal, and aging unvarnished wood. Using the works' intimate and evocative titles, viewers  hash out on the spot where the words makes sense of the uncomfortably  familiar objects. A solo exhibition of Hansen's work, "This is the last place I could hide," was recently on view at Maccarone Gallery.

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Sabine Hornig

Berlin-based Sabine Hornig titled her exhibition at Tanya Bonakdar “Transparent Things“ after Nabokov's 1972 novel of the same name; both the show and the book address the overlap and interaction of time, memory and reality. Hornig’s large-scale...

Luther Price: #9, 2012

Two slide carousels, 80 slides each, approx. 9-minute loop. Courtesy Callicoon Fine Arts, New York. Though he's been shocking the experimental film world with his Super 8 films about his mysterious family history, gruesome medical procedures,...

B Wurtz, Untitled, 2010

Collage and acrylic on paper, thread, string, plastic lid 48 x 30 ¼ in.New York-based artist B. (Bill) Wurtz has been making delicately poetic sculptures for more than four decades, often incorporating everyday household objects into his work. For...

Joe Fig, Inka Essenhigh, 2005

Currently on view in the group show "Redux" at New York's Cristin Tierney Gallery (through Feb. 4) are two works by Joe Fig, both related to his 2009 book on interviews, Inside the Painter's Studio. He's also included in the exhibition "Small...

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