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Slewitt_naturalhistor_13c2b Contemplating the Act of Rubbing   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Scorched Earth., Max Ernst, Melanie Gilligan, Richard Hawkins, John Kelsey, Sam Lewitt, Henri Michaux at Miguel Abreu Gallery Orchard St November 22nd, 2009 - January 10th, 2010
Posted 11/28/09

Frottage: “Who does it anymore? Who really did it ever?” These questions are posed in the press release for the exhibition simply titled, Frottage. Referring to the technique of creating marks through the rubbing of objects, frottage is a French term popularized by Max Ernst, and adopted by the surrealist movement. Beginning with Ernst, and moving into artists working today, this exhibition is an intelligent meditation on a process quite easily perceived as passé. The show is organized to function just a... [more]

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