PRESS / 2010

Gilad Ratman’s “Boggy Man” reviewed in the New Yorker

From the New Yorker

www.newyorker.com/arts

 

“A sludgecore anthem by the eighties cult band the Melvins provides the title for this smart group show at this upstart gallery located in a basement on the Lower East Side. Mysticism trumps logic, and primordial energy abounds. An acid-scorched shag rug (mounted on the wall) by Anna Betbeze is an emblem of anarchic fervor; other standouts include tantra-like collages by Tony Cox, a fantastic Grecian urn assembled from foam-core shards by Ruby Sky Stiler, and a bronze dowsing rod by Peter Simensky. The exhibition’s id lurks in a back room, where clips of a guy who convincingly fakes drowning in mud (known as the Boggy Man) have been edited by Gilad Ratman into a gripping if queasy video.”

 

Ramekin Crucible

Through August 15

East Broadway at Clinton St.

www.ramikencrucible.com

    19-07-2010

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