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Smash the Looking Glass

by Alexandra Giniger
 “...And certainly the glass was beginning to melt away, just like a bright silvery mist.” - Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass Viewing an exhibition situated at multiple locations may prove a daunting endeavor to the quickie gallery hopper, who is accustomed to bouncing through the white cubes of Chelsea for a warm respite from the currently chilly High Line. In fact, I found it impossible to accomplish my goal of visiting both Lehmann Maupin spaces on the opening night of Mickalene Thomas: How to Organize a Room Around A Striking Piece of Art. Star-gazing at the art world giants who tu... [more]
Posted by Alexandra Giniger on 12/25/12
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Jennifer Steinkamp at Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York

Jennifer Steinkamp at Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York I am not a big fan of video as an art but occasionally, I would be very taken by some hypnotic video art, such as those by William Kentridge or Shirin Neshat. My visit to Lehmann Maupin Gallery in Chelsea, New York belonged to this selective category. The time I visited the gallery, it featured videos by Jennifer Steinkamp, whose large scale of videos of ever mutating mass of plastic tubes or foliages were in turn mysterious, seductive and slightly nauseating (particularly those of the industrial scenes).  The sheer size of the screen was enoug... [more]
Posted by Matthew Felix Sun on 10/27/10
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Stayin’ Alive

by Charlie Schultz
        When people think about Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans it’s often in two parts: the (natural) disaster and the (human) tragedy. What this illustrates is that not every crisis is necessarily tragic, only those for which the human element of support or relief fails to materialize. When it does materialize, however, crisis situations can become emblems of empathy. The fact is you never know how much people will sacrifice until it’s truly asked of them, and the results always culminate in the extreme regions of pride or disgust. Nari Ward’s solo exhibition, LIVESupport, examines... [more]
Posted by Charlie Schultz on 2/28/10
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A Look at Do Ho Suh

by Christine Spangler
Do Ho Suh’s latest exhibition at Lehmann Maupin Gallery consists of a sequence of a singular large-scale sculptural installation, smaller sculptures, and visceral, intimate works on paper. The focal point of the exhibition is a single sculpture entitled, Cause & Effect. A spiraling mass comprised of thousands of human figures in gradient colors hangs from the ceiling and culminates in a single figure hovering only millimeters above the gallery floor. Awe-inspiring in its scale and precision, these copious stands of modeled human form serve to scrutinize the relationship of the individual to... [more]
Posted by Christine Spangler on 12/2/07