Rita Ackerman takes a page from the Stuckists this month at Andrea Rosen Gallery employing their trade mark coffee shop style of art. I was not able to find any of their members using the female alien as subject matter, (or as Ackerman calls them, nurses,) though there are more than enough examples of art similarly lacking any originality or skill. The garish paintings and assemblage works are a fairly astounding step back from her early collages.
On a related note, I would think if I were Sarah Braman and Joel Shapiro, the artists in Gallery 2 at Andrea Rosen I might not be so pleased about the exhibit in the main gallery because it means a lot of people won’t make it through to the second space. I know I didn’t.