Joe Fig’s Back to the Future

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If there is an artist known for documenting other artists’ work habits and studio spaces, it’s Joe Fig.  Definitely do yourself a favor and check out the sculptures on his website, they’re amazing.  In Joe Fig: New Paintings, up until April 9th at Cristin Tierney, Fig takes us on a detour to another time and has painted dudes you might recognize from Art History 101, and also some that are more obscure.  By placing them in scenarios where they are either in front of a mirror and painting their self-portrait, or surrounded by art; Fig has made paintings of people who are looking.  Putting us into a position where we are looking at them looking.

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    i’m always a fan of painters painting other paintings into their compositions. i especially like the double appearance of the self portrait being painted in the first piece and how it shows up on the shelf in the last one.