Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Lucy McKenzie at Daniel Buchholz

Lucy McKenzie at Buchholz

Different from other representational returns prizing the awkward and cartoon, Mckenzie's representation is surreal in its explicit literalness, a directness that in art is almost vertiginous in our distrust of it. The appealing comfort of the bourgeois home's surface, all surface, the modern question of whether we should believe in the sign or not, the surface or not, like clue boards we're not sure to trust, as the PR states: presenting legal grey areas in culture’s appetite for the genuine.

See too: Mathew Cerletty at Office Baroque