Connecting the Dots: Keys and Squares

Who knew the Greek Key would be a leitmotif during Armory Week?
Image via the Internet

When I'm out of the studio and looking at work, one of my great pleasures is connecting the dots. Armory Week in New York City offers the opportunity to see not only what's at the fairs but in the galleries as well. Here, the "dots" are interlocking squares, a la the key design of Greek architecture. 

Geographically, we start at the terrific Geometric Days exhibition at Exit Art on Tenth Avenue at the very northern tip of Chelsea (up through April 30), loop down to Pulse at the Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th Street and the up the West Side Highway to Armory Modern. Temporally, we range from 2011 back to the Thirties.

Rico Gatson: Sojourner Truth,  2011, paint on wood panel, at Exit Art

Charles Koegel: Blueberry Fields, 2009; acrylic, oil, spray paint, grass, matte medium on canvas; at Exit Art

Surface detail below

Freddy Rodriguez: Political Statements, oil on canvas, each 48 x 48 inches, at Praxis International Art, New York and Miami, at Pulse

Beat Zoderer:  Hologramm R1, 2011; Forex, laminated and screwed; 63 x 31.5 inches, at FTC, Pulse

Charles Biederman: #1 Paris, New York, 1937-1938, painted wood, 52 x 41 x 3 inches; Meredith Ward Fine Art at Armory Modern

And just to connect yet another dot, next post we visit Gwyneth Leech's pop-up installation in the Garment District, where she's spending part of each weekday in the Fashion Center Window Space painting coffee cups

1 comment:

Debu Barve said...


What an amazing compilation! Loved the way you have 'connected these dots'.