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Rosa Loy’s Leipzig dreamworld

At artnet Charlie Finch absolutely swoons over Leipzig artist Rosa Loy’s new paintings. “Rosa is not afraid to blatantly paint-check her influences: languid nymphs sampling a long bolt of orange silk drifting down a hidden staircase are right out of Balthus and the knowing smiles of a tableful of women devouring turkeys are a sly dig at John Currin�s notorious Thanksgiving tableau. Sinister asides, such as a fetus in a brick of ice, evoke Dal� and Francis Bacon. If John Currin�s women talked back, fashioned their own narratives and then sacrificed Currin in a puff of smoke to a nearby wood nymph, they would be transformed into Rosa Loys. Her narrow mythos is seductive and diabolical, the season of the witch, pictures so sly, that you can�t resist. Neo Rauch is arch and wooden by comparison.” Read more.

Rosa Loy: Close to Me,” Andr� Schlechtreim Contemporary, New York, NY. Through June 7.
Neo Rauch,” David Zwirner, New York, NY. Through June 21.

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