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Lizzi Bougatsos, Good Hair, 2010

Mixed Media. Courtesy (recently on view at) James Fuentes LLC, New York.For her most recent show, artist and Gang Gang Dance singer Lizzi Bougatsos pulled posters from wheatpasted advertisements for contemporary films, and re-installed them in theatrical installations. Bougatsos pulled one promo for Cop Out, in which Tracey Morgan employs his classic caricature of the minstrel, but is appointed license to kill. She installed the image in a mirror with accoutrements glued-on, alluding to the moment before or after she hits the stage. "I'd like to think my works aren't just about race. They're about relationships," she says.

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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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