Writings by Eric Gelber

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Mark Dion


The Curiosity Shop Tanya Bonakdar Gallery 521 West 21st Street New York, NY 10011 19 Nov 2005 – 14 Jan 2006 Toys’R’U.S. (When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth) Skarstedt Fine Art 1018 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10021 November 19 – December 21, 2005 “The Curiosity Shop” is a small, well constructed house cum store structure with…


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Ronnie Landfield & Peter Reginato: Color Coded


Heidi Cho Gallery 522 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011 October 14th – Nov 12, 2005 These artists have known each other for over thirty years. The exhibition is a combination of intensely colored paintings and sculptures that embody different world views. Ronnie Landfield attempts to transcend the material world by avoiding representation while…


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Ken Kewley: Collages


Lori Bookstein Fine Art 37 West 57th St. 3rd Fl New York, New York September 15 – October 28, 2005 According to his resume, Ken Kewley has been exhibiting his work since 1991, but except for brief blurb reviews and a few sentences in reviews of group exhibitions, his work has not been written about….


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Scott Richter


Elizabeth Harris Gallery 529 West 20 Street New York 10011 212 463 9666 March 17-April 16, 2005 Scott Richter doesn’t use oil paint to create the illusion of depth on a two dimensional surface. He uses it to build three dimensional forms. We look down at or try to view Richter’s tabletop paintings from all…


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Sidney Geist: Phases of Sculpture


Jason McCoy Inc. 41 East 57th Street New York 10022 February 22 – April 1, 2005 By ERIC GELBER There are examples of free standing, table top, and wall hung sculptures, dating from 1937 to 2004, in this exhibit. Geist’s work is empowered by his consistent inventiveness. Being content to create never before seen objects that…


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John Cross: Sculpture


John Davis Gallery 330 West 38 Street New York, NY 10018 212-244-3797 February 3 – February 26, 2005 According to F. David Martin, in his great book “Sculpture & Enlivened Space,” haptic perceptions are “feelings of things and events inside the skin.” On one level John Cross wants the viewer to discover the lovely patterns…


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Lois Dickson: Paintings


John Davis Gallery 330 West 38th Street, Suite 511 New York, New York 10018 212-244-3797 January 6 – January 29 Lois Dickson paints what Cézanne called the “bones of nature.” Her primary subject matter here is bracket fungus, or asymmetrical rows of scalloped spores that grow on fallen trees, and other types of fungi with…


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Manny Farber: About Face


P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY September 23, 2004 to January 10, 2005 Manny Farber grew bored with non-objective painting (“I was just repeating myself”). Perhaps he grew tired of suppressing or transforming signs of empirical reality. It is certainly not obvious to strangers standing before the early work what…


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Susanna Heller


Heller is on view at John Davis Gallery until April 24


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Karlis Rekevics


Karlis Rekevics is at the beginning of his career, and yet his work doesn’t bring to mind any other artist. His complex white plaster sculptures, cast from molds made of plywood, masonite and blue foam, are multi-part forms with neon tubes and/or light bulbs attached to them. They are intuitively composed amalgamations of anonymous objects…