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Meredyth Sparks, Untitled, 2010

Mixed Media. Courtesy Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, and the artist.Extraction, the most recent series of mixed media collages and installation work by Meredyth Sparks, circumnavigates "abstraction" by offering not an alternative to figuration, but a careful process of addition and removal. Here Sparks discusses the exhibition's largest work, which is a standing tack-board for the artist to apply materials. In form, Untitled references a dressing screen, the environmental structure that allows the body itself to become a site of arrangement:

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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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