March 16 - April , 2012
For Immediate Release:
. . Adam Baumgold Gallery presents Fiction/Nonfiction from March 16 - April 21, 2012. This exhibition explores different types of narrative in drawings, paintings, and sculpture from the ambiguous and open-ended to the fully realized. Artists included in the exhibition are Rafael Ferrer, Saul Steinberg, George Grosz, Robin Tewes, Mark Tansey, Chris Ware, Julie Doucet, Charles Burns, Robert Crumb, Seth, Renée French,Tony Fitzpatrick, Barbara Kruger Ed Ruscha, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Glen Baxter, Marc Bell, Marcel Dzama, John Borowicz, Aline Kominsky Crumb, Mark Kostabi, Adam Dant, Elisheva Biernoff, Ruth Marten, Jules Feiffer, Huston Ripley, Bette Blank, Ellen Lanyon, Scott Teplin, Emilie Selden, and Anton van Dalen.
. . .Featured in the exhibition is Saul Steinberg's drawing Allegory, 1963, which combines symbols for beauty, justice, progress, and death to create an absurdist pastiche. In his double-sided drawing Der Dichter am Schreibtisch (At the Writing Table) 1921, George Grosz bemoans the failure of the literary scene with his image of a writer struggling to put pen to the page, and a coffin looming behind him. Tony Fitzpatrick's drawing collage Juarez Beast, 2011 metaphorically tells of the harsh realities of the Mexican drug trade and its brutal consequences, especially on women.