Jonnie Engelhardt Lautenberg’s portraits of Lady Gaga live and Matthew Barney Cremaster 2 epic ephemera meet at RH Gallery’s upcoming group show Melodymania, named for the earworm syndrome. Ooh. Drama? Sure, Gaga’s cool for putting her money where her flag is, but she still bites artists left and right with her “homage”-hungry chompers, specifically Cremaster 3 for Bad Romance, gratuitously.
Ah, well. Sounds like a lovely, solid themed show with Bruce Nauman’s stellar print of Violins/Violence, a commentary on verbal/visual discrepancy, Slater Bradley’s sentimental, Joy Division fandom-themed The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine No More and more art to get stuck in your head. “Melodymania,” Group Show, Sep 13 – Oct 29, RH Gallery, NYC
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