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Sigyn by Ron Gorchov. Oil on canvas, 2017.

Ron Gorchov
Sigyn, 2017
Oil on linen
71 1/2 x 101 x 14 inches (181.6 x 256.5 x 35.6 cm)

©Ron Gorchov; Photo by Argenis Apolinario; Courtesy Vito Schnabel Gallery

Great figures of American art, de-confinement and tensions of society rub shoulders in the exhibitions of this new year in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

New York As soon as one enters the large room of The Invisible Dog (Brooklyn), one is caught up by the ironic and baroque verse created by Stephen Morrison: in the center, a large table overflows with drinks and food; in the ceiling, great chandeliers of crystal; on the walls, paintings to finish; and, all around, in the place of guests, sixteen human-sized dogs, in shirt arms, sleeping, feasting or cheerfully heckling. Dog Show #1: The Dinner Party (2021) is the first large-scale installation of this 31-year-old artist who has developed a specialty of anthropo-canine images. Immersive and joyful, it is a form of ode to de-confinement: it invites to everything except social distancing.

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