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Alice O’Malley
Antony, NYC
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by Elisabeth Kley

lthough it begins with a light-filled room of drawings and collages, darkness reigns in "Even the Ghost of the Past," Marcel Dzama’s exhibition of new sculptures at David Zwirner on West 19th Street in Manhattan’s Chelsea art district. A sculpture of a seated one-legged minotaur, with a rifle hung from a strap around his neck and a can of paintbrushes at his feet, guards the entrance to Dzama’s labyrinth -- a darkened room containing six dioramas lit only from within. Long celebrated for his intimate, cartoonlike drawings of almost unlimited imagination, Dzama has gone large-scale with a vengeance in new 3D versions of his signature work.