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Plastic Oasis

by Charlie Schultz
If you’ve ever had one of those experiences where the weird shit just kept getting weirder until finally all sense of weirdness gets lost in its own weird wilderness, then you will have an idea of what it’s like to move around in Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch’s installation, The Aboutthing (in the air) and Now, in the Sunroom. Drawing inspiration from the Great Garbage Patch in the Northern Pacific Ocean, which is by some approximations larger than the state of Texas, these artists have gone plastic-happy, creating what they think of as “a psychological oasis in a strange climate”. The oasis co... [more]
Posted by Charlie Schultz on 4/26/09
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For Your Pleasure

by Elana Rubinfeld
Elizabeth Dee knows exactly what you want this holiday season – something that makes you temporarily forget all the hullabaloo of the outside world, providing a quiet spiritual escape. Something pure and dreamy. This very magical something can be found in the paintings and video work of Erik Schmidt. The Berlin-based artist chooses for subject matter the landscapes of the Ella Valley, situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Schmidt paints with a loose and expressive, wild control. Juicy, thick piles of paint are pushed around the canvas, molded and carved to re-create a biblical landscape of olive trees,... [more]
Posted by Elana Rubinfeld on 11/30/08