Suzanne Ulrich, small collage of glued papers at OK Harris Works of Art
Two current shows inspired this post, both of which deal with linear abstraction.
Suzanne Ulrich at OK Harris glues tiny linear elements into collages often no larger than a postcard. Her focus is rectilinear, not unlike Mondrian's. These intimate works are haikus to monumentality on a tiny scale. Go look.
Joel Shapiro at Pace on 25th Street in Chelsea creates large, dimensional drawings with colored wood planks suspended in space by taut lines attached to the ceiling, walls and floor. Their strong angles suggest the grid, exploded. Shapiro calls them “the projection of thought into space.” You can walk into and around these thoughts. And possibly because Pace Wildenstein has reverted to Pace, that ridiculous ban against photograph has been lifted.
Both shows are up through this weekend, May 15..