Jamie Isenstein’s Acéphal Magical (2007).Image courtesy of the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.
Emerging artist to watch Jamie Isenstein has a magic-themed spectacle up at Andrew Kreps through next weekend. Surprisingly enough, her Magritte-esque saw player (shown in the gallery via DVD projection) manages to maintain an air of dignity despite his absurdist portrayal. A note to children: Never play a saw while wearing a tuxedo with a top hat over your head without parental supervision. —Rachel Wolff
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