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Randy West
Bruce Silverstein Gallery
535 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011
June 9, 2011 - September 17, 2011

A Chance at Redemption

     In his first solo exhibition since 2007, photographer Randy West presents eight new works in the series Tethered.  As the two-dimensionalizing culmination in a process in which the artist crumples up his own rejected images, the sculptural forms that are created are photographed, a gesture that both relates the final work to their original unwanted images and re-imagines them into new photograhs.  The results are vibrant, interesting and formally satisfying.  West has managed to make his second show at Bruce Silverstein Gallery a success and it seems somehow meaningful that he has done so by reworking his unwanted material.  “My act was a response to what someone else wanted or didn’t want. For better or worse it was a need to be accommodating and accepted."  He has figured out a way to turn his percieved failures into an investigation of line and form.  Tethered is on view at Bruce Silverstein Gallery through September 17, 2011. Randy West, Tethered #2, 2010

Posted by Is It Weird That I Like Art? on 6/13/11 | tags: photography

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