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Jim Torok

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The Splits   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Jim Torok at Pierogi March 19th, 2010 - April 19th, 2010
Posted 3/28/10
      Jim Torok – and interchangeably Jim Torok’s work – has been described as being schizophrenic, or having a split personality, or simply, insane. And indeed, these are all apt ways of talking about his latest show at Pierogi.  Consisting of – yes – portrait and clown paintings, his show Portraits and Clowns, is funny and sad, and not in a shallow way. While this duality might seem simplistic or too easy, in Torok’s work, it succeeds as a dialectical but well rehearsed narrative of... [more]
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The Art World According to Shaq   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Conrad Bakker, Delia Brown, Don Brown, Maurizio Cattelan, JINKYUNG CHONG, Chuck Close, Cathy de Monchaux, Richard Dupont, Joe Fig, Tom Friedman, Franz Gertsch, Andreas Gursky, Tim Hawkinson, Brian Jungen, Anselm Kiefer, Jeff Koons, Dr. Lakra, Charles LeDray, Peter Max, Ron Mueck, Juan Muñoz, Richard Patterson, Evan Penny, Richard Pettibone, Elizabeth Peyton, Paul Pfeiffer, Richard Phillips, Charles Ray, James Rieck, Thomas Ruff, Cindy Sherman, Yinka Shonibare, Ken Solomon, Tomoaki Suzuki, Robert Therrien, Jim Torok, Inez van Lamsweerde, Mark Wagner, Corban Walker, Willard Wigan, Kehinde Wiley, Fred Wilson, Ivan Witenstein, Lisa Yuskavage at FLAG Art Foundation February 19th, 2010 - May 27th, 2010
Posted 2/28/10
      It may be obvious that curators in the art world would appear pretty ridiculous even attempting to moonlight as professional basketball players, but the reverse, it turns out, is not true: professional basketball players can, in fact, moonlight as curators. The Flag Art Foundation is responsible for revealing this perplexity, and the show Size DOES Matter, curated by Cleveland Cavalier Shaquille O’Neal, proves that pro-ball players do not play the curation game like curators... [more]
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Apocalyptic Summer at Pierogi   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Justin Amrhein, Nadja Bournville, Dawn Clements, Hugo Crosthwaite, Kirsten Deirup, Brian Dewan, James Esber, Jane Fine, Peter Garfield, Andreas Gehrke, Kim Jones, Darina Karpov, William Lamson, Ryan Mrozowski, John O'Connor, Michael Schall, David Scher, Jonathan Schipper, David Shapiro, Les Stone, Lynn Talbot, Jim Torok, Daniel Zeller at Pierogi June 27th, 2008 - July 28th, 2008
Posted 7/6/08
  You know its summer in New York City when a massive influx of group shows overrun commercial galleries boroughwide. Some of these are organized by fashionable artists, writers, and sometimes even curators, who, to put it bluntly, should not be allowed to partake in the curatorial practice. This, however, does not ring true for Pierogi's new summer group show, , which features some of the best work I've seen in a gallery setting all year. All of the artists in Apocalyptic Summer, in... [more]
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