4.28.2008

Everything is Illuminated

Other posts about the New York art fairs:
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Big Black Objects
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Ai Wei Wei at Mary Boone, 24th Street
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Two views, above and just below, of what looks like a giant chandelier that wafted to earth and fell slightly awry . . .
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This is the last post from the New York fairs. It seems I've saved the brightest for last. To be honest, I wasn't aware of the amount of physical (and retinal) resplendence on exhibition in the various venues until I started sorting through the images. I've even included a few works that weren't in the fair but that were shown in town during the same period, like the enormous sculpture that illuminated the darkened space of the Mary Boone Gallery, above and below. There's no formal theme here except luminosity, which, when you consider the range of ideas and objects on display during those four days at the end of March, is enough of a thematic concept. Do I love everything here? No. But I like seeing it all together.

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. . . I particularly liked looking into the structure of the piece, which suggested something like an interstellar array



Armory Show: Two views of a sculpture from Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan

The vertigo of this piece is exquisite, but the reality is that it's about four inches deep




The long entryway into Pulse




Pulse: Tim Bavington at Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica

The high-wattage luminosity is purely optical, both above and below:




Danese Gallery, 24th Street: Julian Stanczak




Armory Show: Pedro Cabrita Reis, The Leaning Paintings #4, at Magazzino d'Arte Moderna, Rome



Armory Show: Marxist message or a vodka ad? At Erna Hecey Gallery, Brussels/Luxembourg



Armory Show: John Armleder at Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan

OK, so this might be the love child of Morris Louis and My Little Pony. But it certainly holds it own within the parameters of this post





Armory Show: Martin Creed at Hauser & Wirth, Zurich/London

And this about sums it up

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1 comment:

anne mcgovern said...

The John Armleder at the Armory show may be the love child of Morris Louis and Pat Steir but I agree with you that it certainly holds its own.