Cynthia Talmadge at Bortolami
Jan 13, 2023 — Feb 25, 2023
Why you should see it: It can be easy to forget that the art we see in galleries has just as much capacity for storytelling as other art forms like film, theatre, and literature. Perhaps that’s a symptom of the art world taking itself too seriously. Cynthia Talmadge’s show is an excellent reminder of art’s capacity for narrative world-building, as she documents the rise and fall of the fictional Alan Smithee’s career in Hollywood & Broadway through a mix of paintings, sculptures, and set design.