From NY ARTS Magazine:
Mr. Winkle Does It Again
by James Scarborough
"Mr. Winkle Hotel-Motel Nudes: Photographic Works by Lara Jo Regan at
Icon Gallery shows what happens when you separate glitz from
celebrity, aesthetic readings from literal readings ("It’s not
journalism, stupid, it’s art!"), bacon from the sizzle.
The result surprises. You’re left with the work itself, with form and
content, elements intrinsic to the work. Unholistic viewers who see
style as transparent separate form and content. One type sees
Mapplethorpe, Serrano as pornographic, as iconoclastic. Another thinks
art illustrates premises and idée fixes. In both cases, the art object
becomes irrelevant, prey to extrinsic impositions.
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