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Nick van Woert, Haruspex, 2010

Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, a city with one museum and one major gallery, Nick Van Woert's mixed-media practice evolved from doodles, drawings, and models, then moved, in architecture school, towards sculpture.  He attended Parsons for his MFA and now makes works that take on the history of art, design, and sculpture-only bend, break, douse, lean and stretch them. His work is on view through October 23 in an exhibition at Grimm Gallery in Amsterdam entitled "She-Wolf," named for the wolf mother who raised Romulus and Remus in the foundational myth of Rome. He will debut a solo show at Yvon Lambert in New York in the spring.  

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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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