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Longo vs. Craftsmanship

ROBERT LONGO at the Museum of Contemporary Art On view at the Museum of Contemporary Art through April 15 is a retrospective of the still-young artist, Robert Longo; it includes drawing, sculpture, painting, and some video, almost 40 pieces in all. The work is dramatic and arresting, its images sometimes violent. Inspired by movies and […]

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Symbols of Something

LIZART 5 Tunga at the Museum of Contemporary Art On the third floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art, in the Manilow Gallery through February 4, is an environmental installation consisting of copper and steel plates and wires, magnets, and drawings on silk. This work, by the Brazilian artist Tunga, is simultaneously smooth and rough, […]

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Between Here and Heaven

FRED NAGELBACH Perimeter Gallery Walking into the Fred Nagelbach show at Perimeter Gallery is like entering a fantastic cartoon or book illustration: the two main rooms are filled with his dreamed architecture and tool sculptures. In the first room is a group of rooftop sculptures (the “Turm Series”–Turm means “tower” in German), six variations on […]

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Postmodern One-Liners

TONY TASSET Rhona Hoffman Gallery The sculptures of Tony Tasset now being shown at the Rhona Hoffman Gallery are worth a close viewing and careful consideration. To me the work seems academic and humorless, and the disappointments of the show far outweigh its pleasures. The most compelling piece in the show is Open Sculpture Bench, […]