Need a bit of warmth this winter? Then you should absolutely check out Patricia Cronin’s new show at fordPROJECT. “Dante: The Way of All Flesh,” curated by Kara Finnerty, offers views of the artist’s version of hell, by way of vividly contorted bodies done with oil and watercolor. She’s also done a handful of drawings in bleach of contemporary figures, like Donald Rumsfeld, who might be found in the Ninth Circle in a contemporary version of The Inferno. Cronin’s best-known work is probably Memorial to a Marriage (2002), a mortuary statue of the artist and her wife Deborah Kass, which will ultimately serve as their headstone at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx. Sometime before then, though, check out this show, which closes on Dec. 21.
(All photos courtesy fordPROJECT/the artist.)