Taking aim: Highlights from Art Basel

Photo: Dvir Gallery

Also by Mircea Cantor, “Holy Flowers I-XII” is a series of seven black-and-white photographs of guns, M-16s in particular, that use mirrored reflections and refractions to kaleidoscopic effect. The images, inkjet prints on archival paper, look so organic that you can’t tell until you get up close that you are not looking at flowers but rather at a cache of weapons. Cantor has created shapes that hover uncomfortably, perhaps deliberately, among the double triangle of the Jewish star of David, the five-point Christian star and something entirely different.

 
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