“The New Yorker,” June 20, 2016 issue. Featured in the “Goings on About Town: Art” section.
“Man on Scaffold,” a compelling 1976 wood-and-plaster sculpture by George Segal, dominated this inaugural uptown outing for an eclectic gallery with an eye for underappreciated modernists. The whited figure hauling a plank is one of several melancholy casts and bodily traces on view; others include a decomposed plastic body by the Polish artist Pawel Althamer and a stick of butter used as an ashtray and photographed by his compatriot Alina Szapocznikow. Lenora de Barros, a key figure in Brazil’s art scene during the nineteen-eighties, pays tribute to Segal in a video performance, in which she vigorously brushes her teeth until white paste covers her face.
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