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David Batchelor at Karsten Schubert   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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David Batchelor at Karsten Schubert Gallery August 8th, 2011 - September 30th, 2011
Posted 8/26/11
David Batchelor’s first show of paintings at Karsten Schubert re-animates the cliché of "watching paint dry" through a series of bold and seductive new works in gloss paint on aluminium.Each painting presents a monochrome, amorphous orb poised on top of a matte black rectangle, surrounded by the raw aluminium support. Within this repeated formula, which occurs in earlier drawings and which formed the basis of Batchelor’s drawings show Chromophilia in Rio de Janeiro last year, the works vary in size... [more]
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New Sculpture at the Saatchi Gallery (Part 1)   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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David Altmejd, John Baldessari, David Batchelor, Matthew Brannon, Peter Buggenhout, Björn Dahlem, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Folkert de Jong, Roger Hiorns, Martin Honert, Thomas Houseago, Joanna Malinowska, Kris Martin, Matthew Monahan, Anselm Reyle, Sterling Ruby, Dirk Skreber, David Thorpe, Oscar Tuazon, Rebecca Warren at Saatchi Gallery May 27th, 2011 - October 16th, 2011
Posted 7/10/11
The title of the exhibition explains it all; it’s a sculpture show. The label on the tin did not lie and we have been served exactly what is expected with The Shape of Things to Come. In this regard it was both strangely satisfying -- reassuring myself of what I know as contemporary sculpture, and slightly disappointing -- nothing surprised me into reevaluating sculpture, objecthood, installation. Though I know that the trajectory of art parameters do not change overnight, if this exhibition is a repr... [more]
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