DATE: January 25, 2010
Martin Denker at Bruce Silverstein
Denker's huge color photographs would not exist
without the latest digital technology. Although there are bits of
recognizable photographic subjects here, they've been whipped up into a
dazzling, chaotic concoction that has very little foothold in reality.
Martin Denker, CandylandTV, 2008, © Martin Denker, Courtesy Bruce SIlverstein Gallery, NYC.
insanely dense results, which involve as many as fifty layers of
interpenetrating images, are as busy, elastic, and entertaining as
cartoons. What they most resemble are super-slick versions of the comics
and concert posters drawn in the sixties by Victor Moscoso and Rick
Griffin, but there are no apparent narratives here.
Read the complete review in The New Yorker.