February 1st, 2011 by Dan Nadel
Ok, so it’s not the best juxtaposition, but timing is timing. There is suddenly a wealth of Jim Nutt imagery online, thanks to his current retrospective at the MCA Chicago.
For us New Yorkers who must travel to see Jim’s show (criminally it’s not traveling, which says a lot about the poor state of American museums) we can head over to midtown to Gering & Lopez and see something else all together: “Hajime Sorayama: 1970 – 2010″, through February 19. I believe this is Sorayama’s only American retrospective, and there is some killer work on display, including a half-dozen or so of his sexy robots. I walked through the show on Saturday and was pretty amazed at his clean and delicate his originals are. Sorayama was pretty heavily influenced by his older American counterparts, like the Overspray boys and Peter Lloyd in particular, but his steely-eyed take on SF sexuality is his own. He continues to work, and has moved into some pretty sexually hardcore areas.
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