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Merlin James at Mummery + Schnelle November 27th, 2008 - January 24th, 2009
Posted 3/3/09
A still life, a nude, a history painting, some dark interiors: the inventory of  Merlin James’ new show of paintings at Mummery+Schnelle. The interiors are particularly strange, awkward clotted constructions seemingly held together with florescent strips of paint that suggest on the one hand the claustrophobic spaces of some psychodrama (like the luminous white cages that Francis Bacon used to imprison his turbid figures) and on the other hand the remnants of the once certain architecture of... [more]
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