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Martin Denker at Bruce Silverstein

Posted By Turner Uligian, Monday, January 25, 2010
Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013
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.


The 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.

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