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NEW CURRENTS

Double Crossings

Three emerging artists tussle with the past, the present and connections that define us

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Tuo Wang

NEW YORK

TUO WANG, Ivan the Terrible, 2016, oil on canvas, 145 x 108 cm. Courtesy the artist. 

Two scenarios collide in an unsettling image of white, middle-class America: in one, a pair of actors spout off-the-cuff yet passive-aggressive “marital anecdotes” to a counselor, while the other features the same duo in a tense reading of the noir flick The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981). These two scenes…

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