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Miami Project 2013: Systems at Work

MIAMI — Perhaps the most defining feature of art fairs is their organizational structure: floors divided into white-walled, cubicle-type booths; important galleries selling expensive work situated near the front or center; strategically placed VIP lounges and bars. So perhaps it’s no surprise that, wandering the aisles of this year’s Miami Project fair, I found quite a number of artists making, engaging with, and unpacking systems.

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The Phantoms of Liberty

Now showing at Pavel Zoubok Gallery in Chelsea, Mark Wagner uses collaged United States dollar bills as his signature medium. He meticulously dissects and reconstitutes the ubiquitous note into highly detailed sketch-like drawings. Full of filigree and ornamentation, his images tinker with the inner workings of American mythology.