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Nir Hod: Mother

I felt a quasi-religious feeling upon entering the Nir Hod exhibition at Paul Kasmin. The title of the exhibition, Mother, refers to the image of a woman repeated, icon-like, across the gallery. Vaguely cinematic but with only subtle variation in color to distinguish one painting from the next, I wondered about the significance of the repetition and the meaning of her gesture. The woman could easily be shopping on Fifth Avenue. Towards the back of the gallery there is a small reproduction revealing the well-known source: Hod's paintings are based on a photograph taken in the Warsaw ghe... [more]
Posted by Christopher Giglio on 4/29/12