12.27.2015

Fair Fetched: Punctum


ABMB: Pedro Reyes at Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paolo


In Latin, punctum means "point" or "puncture." I wasn't thinking about the word until I saw a number of works that evidenced a sharp tip or gave way to perforations. Then I started looking at puncta in earnest. Lucio Fontana, with his Concetto Spaziale series, is an exponent of the perforated surface, is Antoni Tapies, who punctured (and slashed) the surfaces of his paintings. I found a lot of paintings, sculptures and works on paper that fit into my made-up category. A good organizing principle helps me focus my looking, and it certainly help me when reporting on what I've seen. You'll see a lot of details in this post, all the better to sharpen your own viewing.


Full view of the Reyes sculpture


ABMB: Louise Bourgeois at Galerie Karsten Greve Ag, St. Moritz
(Sorry, no detail; I was shooting into a vitrine)



Aqua Art: Ross Bonfanti at Projects Gallery, Miami
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ABMB: Antoni Tapies at Galerie Lelong, New York City and Paris


ABMB: Nari Ward at Lehman Maupin, New York City
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ABMB: Gunther Uecker at Skarstedt Gallery, New York and London
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ABMB: Bernard Aubertin at Kicken, Berlin
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ABMB: Gunther Uecker ay Barbara Mathes, New York City
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ABMB: Yoan Capote at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City
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ABMB: The elegant installation at Mazzoleni, Toronto and Torino

Lucio Fontana at Mazzoleni

Above and below: Agosto Bonalumi at Mazzoleni



ABMB: Michael Rey at Zero, Milan


ABMB: Blair Thurman at Frank Elbaz, Paris


ABMB: Enrico Castellani at Tornabuoni Art, Paris
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ABMB: Lucio Fontana at Galerie Karsten Greve Ag, St. Moritz
Detail below (shot through glass)


ABMB: Fontana at Massimo De Carlo, Milan and London
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ABMB: Anna Maria Maiolino at Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paolo


ABMB: Kevin Osmond at Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York City
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Pulse: Nobu Fukui at Thatcher Projects, New York City
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Miami Project: Nina Ghanbarzadeh at unidentified gallery
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Untitled: Alberto Casari at Galeria Pilar, Sao Paolo
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Miami Project: Jay Kelly at Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque


Untitled: Unidentified artist at Mite, Buenos Aires
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Untitled: Ricardo Rendon at Arroniz Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City
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Miami Project: Ward Schumaker at Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco
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Untitled: Megan Cotts at Junior Projects, New York City
Closer view below



Next up: Material Mashup

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1 comment:

Sue Marrazzo said...

EXCELLENT works...I am in AWE!