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Mushroom Hunter at Journal Gallery

Brooklyn Rail - Art Review - June 15, 2013

Among the small and passionate subculture of mycophiles, it is well known that there is much joy to be found in methodically combing a damp forest in order to unearth rare fungi. In much the same way, art, like mushrooms, rarely lays bare its secrets. What it has to tell a viewer is usually found only by attuning one’s senses to it. This notion, of having to forage in order to discover, was the conceptual conceit in the recent lively group exhibition Mushroom Hunter at the Journal Gallery in Williamsburg. With varying degrees of success three artists, Chris Martin, Joanne Greenbaum, and Katharina Grosse, showed work that explored the very idea of exploring art.


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