Barry Schwabsky

The Observer Effect: On Contemporary Painting

This fall, e-flux celebrated Barry Schwabsky's (SFSIA co-director) new book is The Observer Effect: On Contemporary Painting (Sternberg Press), a wide-ranging collection of essays emphasizing the coextensive work of artist and viewer in constructing meaning. Additionally, Carol Szymanski presented Acquiescence, a rumination in images and text on the interplay of power and gender in corporate life, which is the source for her current exhibition "He Said I Thought" at signs and symbols gallery,…

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Dark Laughter

Dark Laughter Dark Laughter, an exhibition curated by Barry Schwabsky (SFSIA co-director) took place from 25 October to 23 November 2019 at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in London. Four New York-based artists, Genesis Belanger, Ellen Berkenblit, June Leaf and Emily Mae Smith each use imagery that might at first seem to have a reassuring familiarity, but they view it with skeptical eyes and from off-center viewpoints, endowing it with an exorbitant representational energy to assert a rueful,…

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