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Eric Fischl

All-American Angst

The ominous paintings in Eric Fischl's show "Meditations on Melancholia," inspired by Lars von Trier's apocalyptic film, suggest that the end is nigh.

Memory Banks

What these works express is less a coherent critical position than a shared sense of dispossession. In this way, "Brand New" feels like less a historical survey than a field report of the current…