new york: dirk skreber

very peculiar...yet intriguing. we're talking german artist dirk skreber's sexually charged solo show at friedrich petzel gallery [on until jun 27]. on display are a series of new paintings and two life-size crashed-car sculptures. the artist's work has generally been heavily influenced by the catastrophic in many forms. while maintaining that inspiration for sculpting, his new series of paintings feed on another longtime fascination: comic book action heroes. location: 537 west 22nd street [chelsea]. © friedrich petzel gallery