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What Do You Mean?

by Yaelle Amir
  Character Generator, a group exhibition curated by The Kitchen’s Matthew Lyons, is a straightforward overview of connotations that text-based artworks may evoke. Employing language as raw substance, the included works play off deliberate omissions, unusual juxtapositions, and systematic restructuring.  Several of the participating artists create within the gap that forms when words are removed.  Shannon Ebner’s untitled black and white photograph (2008) documents a person holding a large blank placard atop a desolate mount.  Dave McKenzie’s Politic... [more]
Posted by Yaelle Amir on 7/24/09
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Valeska Soares' After Effects

The effect of viewing Valeska Soares' exhibition After, currently in its last week at Eleven Rivington Gallery, is not unlike walking into a room that someone has just left and smelling their fragrance still hanging in the air. Soares’ works—Love Stories II, Afterimages, Duet, and For To (all 2008)— explore nostalgia, love, and longing by way of still-warm beds and yellowing pages, and she best achieves her themes with Duet, a simple but loaded sculpture which bears an obvious human trace. Soares has sculpted the impressions of two sleepers into pillows fashioned from marble and pla... [more]
Posted by Trong Gia Nguyen on 5/18/08