Photographer Bill Durgin Visits Scene of Horrific Yoga Accident

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Bill Durgin's Cyc-15 (2008). Photo: Courtesy of Merge Gallery

Photographer Bill Durgin’s torsos are neither as elegant as Degas’s nor as grand as Rodin’s. But they're definitely happy-making: They're pulpy and pink, hoisting themselves up steps like a Slinky or, here, twisting into a pretzel. Durgin seems to be imagining what happens when yoga goes either terribly right or terribly wrong. See them at Merge Gallery through October 11.