Reviewed by Johanna Fateman.
Two solo shows are united by a beguilingly creepy edge. Matthams’s photorealist paintings depict isolated objects: deflated Mylar balloons, a bust of Hercules, corsages in their coffinlike plastic florist containers. The hyper-detailed, glistening quality of “A Hell for Rainbows,” as the suite of canvases here is titled, complements the sanded surfaces of Lawrence’s charmingly perverse 3-D-printed sculptures, on view in the gallery’s lower level. The mannequin-smooth body parts and Brobdingnagian food items have a matte-pastel finish. A boulder-size shallot with a human navel is called “To Eliminate the Risk of Uncontrollable Feelings”; in “An Acute Sense of Physical Famine,” two asparagus spears tiptoe away on their fingertip bases.
— Johanna Fateman