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Whistle Cage While You Work

by John Daquino
When you first enter Céleste Boursier-Mougenot’s latest exhibition at the Paula Cooper Gallery, one is not sure what exactly is happening. The minimal setting – a black baby grand piano set in the middle of an empty room with a handful of equally empty looking small-scale works on facing walls – sets a cold tone. The lighting, which comes from an open skylight in the ceiling located above the piano, fills the room with a color temperature much cooler than artificial track lighting, adding to this overall sense of detachment. The piano, though its keyboard lid is closed, emits sound as if the han... [more]
Posted by John Daquino on 4/19/09