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Behold the Mighty Fantastical Cathedrals and Delirious Megalopolises of French Street Sweeper and Self-Taught Artist Marcel Storr

Thirty-eight years after his death, self-taught artist Marcel Storr, a French street sweeper who was unknown in his lifetime and didn’t conceive of his fantastical renderings of churches and cityscapes as art, is getting his first U.S. gallery show.

In “Marcel Storr: Reimagining Paris,” at Andrew Edlin in Chelsea through October 25, special projection light bulbs showcase the artist’s intricate pencil drawings of church spires, ziggurat-like forms, and urban vistas, which he covered with ink in otherworldly hues.

“Combining Late Gothic detail with contemporary scale, 12th-century ornamentation with 1930s foliate decoration, medieval and psychedelic colors, organic and crystalline forms, Storr’s imposing high-rises fully embrace the heroics (if not the rationalist aesthetics of Modernism,” Anne Doran writes in the exhibition catalogue.

Storr believed that Paris would one day be destroyed in a nuclear attack and that the President of the United States would need his drawings to rebuild the French capital.

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Lori Nix b. 1969 is a photographer from Brooklyn, NY who has been building detailed dioramas and then photographing them since the early 1990s, and whose work has been widely collected and exhibited internationally.

Nix considers herself a “faux landscape photographer,”and her work is influenced by extreme weather and disaster films. She works without digital manipulation, using miniatures and models to create surreal scenes and landscapes, building dioramas that range from 20 inches to six feet in diameter. They take several months to build, and two to three weeks to photograph, using a large format 8 × 10 film camera

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The Omagh exploding glass torso by Clifford Rainey. The name Omagh reders to the Omagh bombing which was carried out in August 1998 by an IRA splinter group. The attack, in which 29 people were killed and more than 200 injured , was the worst single act of terrorism experienced in Northern Ireland. The glass sculpture is displayed at the Corning Museum of Glass. 
Photo credit: copperrein