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Tanyth Berkeley

As described in her statement, Tanyth Berkeley’s work, presents collective desires, struggles and physical manifestations of transgender women, street performers, albinos, nude models and other standouts from the mainstream. We find Berkeley’s overexposed, ethereal Orchidaceae series the most interesting. She is represented by the Bellwether Gallery, New York.


Grace in Window,20″x24″,C-Print,2006

www.bellwethergallery.com

John Currin


JOHN CURRIN
Kissers, 2006
Oil on canvas
23 x 25 inches

In a recent exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery, New York, Currin once again dazzled viewers with his humorous mannerist works. In Currin’s latest series he continues his exploration of the history of figurative art and popular culture. Currin has mined diverse sources such as Old Master portraits, 1970s Playboy magazine advertisements, and mid-twentieth century film. These technically laborious works were achieved through a close study and emulation of the compositional devices, graphic rhythms and refined surfaces of sixteenth and seventeenth century European painting. The results of fusing these techniques with contemporary content ranging from popular eroticism to mail-order porcelain creates a body of work that is both attractive and repellent at the same time. Currin and new artists like him seem to be forging forth, rejecting the sanitzed, banal institutional works before them by creating aesthetic, highly charged content driven works.

www.gagosian.com