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Monday, December 1st, 2008

William Steiger at Margaret Thatcher Projects


William Steiger, Gondola Wheel II, 2008. Oil on linen, 60 x 48 inches

William Steiger, Gondola Wheel II, 2008. Oil on linen, 60 x 48 inches

on view through Saturday in his exhibition, Transport, at Margaret Thatcher Projects, 511 West 25th Street, Suite 404, between 10th and 11th avenues, 212 675 0222

Within an essentially graphic design technique of cheery palette and anal retentive precision William Steiger’s highly streamlined means actually revel in a certain complexity. His is a miniaturist’s delight in capturing the inner space of a distant cable car or the almost baroque rythmic complexity of a ferris wheel viewed at an oblique angle.  Modern transport nostalgically rendered, his motif, seems an apt metaphor for an aesthetic as picturesque as it is efficient.


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