Among the standouts is
, who contributed a series of small sculptures of unassuming, everyday objects—a melon, a street sign, some orange construction mesh—made out of plastic and finished with a patina of automotive paint. Slick and perfect, these objects look industrially manufactured, and stand in stark contrast to ’s
delicately rendered ink-on-paper paintings resembling natural history studies. In these works, the artist conjures a fictional world with images of fantastical animals accompanied by text referring to authors like Franz Kafka and Jorge Luis Borges, as well as to The Bible and the theories of René Descartes.
, meanwhile, contributed perplexing, gray abstract wall-hung sculptures made from zinc applied to high-density foam. Altogether these widely varied works certainly succeed in showing how wonderfully broad and experimental the category of painting is today.