In a Catch-22, artists cannot sell their work, but they also cannot afford to “waste” materials on work that is not for sale.
Among thirteen tapestries commissioned from contemporary artists, the most interesting are those in which the medium adds a level of meaning to the image.
“His ambition,” Moore-McCann concludes, “is nothing less than a transformation of thinking, looking beyond material objects to underlying systems of belief”
We still have much to learn about California’s cool recasting of New York’s cold Minimalism, but these shows provide a good place to start.
Once the complexity of the paintings’ under-layers have revealed themselves, we are in a position to appreciate the way in which these paintings offer up to us a visual metaphor of their own making.
Pesce freeze’s the moment, Carroll celebrates transience, and together they create a deeply meaningful and thoughtful dialogue.
Taaffe’s pure decorativeness nevertheless embraces, almost as fetish, the visible husks of signs.
Even in less jovial days of January, whiteness continues to command powerful associations.
Dibenedetto, Siena and Ross have defined an architectural endoskeleton within the body of the biomorph.