The scene in Thomas Eggerer’s 10-foot tall Heavy Harvest, the centerpiece of his small show at Richard Telles, doesn’t quite make sense. It’s an army of evenly spaced men working in a field, harvesting a crop that's invisible. The men are all white, and dressed like they’re heading out for a jog, about to go to a baseball game or mowing the lawn on a Sunday. Plenty of them wear baseball caps; a few have taken off their shirts. Three tractors drive toward the painting's bottom end. But Eggerer lays out each element of his painting so confidently that the oddness becomes frighteningly easy to overlook.

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