This Week At Art MoCo
by sabine7 / April 25, 2008

Some of Richard Moon’s paintings have a dreamlike quality to them and the viewer almost wonders if he or she was part of that dream, like the one about the time they all had to learn to put on gas masks at school.

Moon’s portraits have more of an odd sort of bad dream quality about them, in that one hopes the sitters do not look quite like the portraits. Yet these paintings are haunting without us fully understanding why.

Seventeenth century flower pyramids are reinterpreted by Jurgen Bey, Hella Jongerius, Alexander van Slobbe and Studio Job for an exhibition of incredibly detailed, ornate works produced by Royal Tichelaar Makkum.

The combination of rugs, poetry and the Netherlands was the topic of the ICE exhibition in Milan last week.

Louise Hindsgavl’s series of porcelain beasties with human bodies and animal heads is creepily appealing in its mix of traditional work and contemporary discomfort. SM

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