'Roid Rage

Jules de Balincourt’s (2007). Photo: Image courtesy of Zach Feuer Gallery, New York.

In this untitled painting, Brooklyn-based Parisian painter Jules de Balincourt ropes and wrangles a corpulent meteor. Though, in perhaps a slightly misguided effort to shy away from the totally depressing postapocalyptic reading, we sort of see it as a rose-tinted hell where Sisyphus can take a break. How lovely. —Rachel Wolff