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Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Frieze Week Pick of the Day: Julia Westerbeke at Salon Zürcher


Julia Westerbeke, Afterimage IV, 2015, Punctured Paper, 32 x 48.5 inches. Courtesy of the Artist.

Julia Westerbeke, Afterimage IV, 2015, Punctured Paper, 32 x 48.5 inches. Courtesy of the Artist.

Julia Westerbeke draws with the shadows produced by puncturing sheets of paper with untold numbers of pinpricks. Swirls and clusters of these craters bring to mind petri dishes and galaxies, merging images of the microscopic and the astronomical. They invoke a haptic feeling of disintegration: her drawings are created through the evisceration of their material base.

Salon Zürcher is at 33 Bleecker Street, between Lafayette Street and the Bowery, on view Sunday, noon to 8pm; and Sunday, noon to 5pm.


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