Ligorano/Reese, Morning In America, 2011. View of ice sculpture, 22 x 4 ft.


New York

Jim Kempner Fine Art

“ICED,” Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese’s recent exhibition, had genuine political clout—a real achievement for this collaborating couple, since so much political art in America undermines itself with rhetorical overstatement and callow self-righteousness. Ligorano/Reese are best known for their digitally manipulated photographic portrait series in which conservatives such as George W. Bush and Karl Rove appear in mug shots like common criminals. “ICED” continued the dark, left-leaning social commentary with digital prints and a video documenting sculptural works…see the entire review in the print version of September’s Sculpture magazine.