Dawn-Michelle Baude

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Lee Ufan, Relatum, 1978/1990. Steel and stones Two plates, 0.9 x 210 x 280 cm each; two stones, approximately 30 cm and 70 cm high The National Museum of Art.

Encounters Between Seer and Seen: Lee Ufan at the Guggenheim

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

His retrospective continues through September 28.

James Ensor Skeletons Fighting Over a Pickled Herring 1891. Oil on panel, 6-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches. Musées royaux des Beaux Arts de Belgique, Brussels. All images, © 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

James Ensor at the Museum of Modern Art

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

The skulls, which appear early on in his work, are more than momento mori. On the beach, where over 130,000 Flemish were massacred by the Spanish in the 17th Century, skulls were as common as driftwood.

Dorsal Fin 2009. Oil on panel, 11.81 x 7.87 inches. Images courtesy of Marc Jancou Contemporary

Ross Chisholm at Marc Jancou Contemporary

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

The background shadows throb with an almost Goya-esque expressionism. Maybe the matron is escaping into a sci-fi film. Maybe she’s wandering through the forbidden recesses of memory itself.