Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

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Following Lines

by Natalie Hegert
      Sarah Sze’s installations exist somewhere between magic ritual, science experiment and cabinet of curiosities.  Sze hasn’t done a gallery show in New York for five years, and this time she’s gone all out, filling the entire two floors of Tanya Bonakdar gallery. Following the lines of painter’s tape, string, rope, wire, like schematics lead the eye, we find an extraordinary assemblage of everyday objects, repackaged, repurposed, reinvested with new meaning.  Endless shelves house... [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 9/26/10

Play Things

by Keith Miller
Ernesto Neto has long been playing with us. He invites us to play with him and makes his work so that we can enter, interact with and be challenged by it. It is not an over-statement to say that he has done more with Lycra than any other artist. This may not sound like a compliment, but it surely is. Entering his piece one feels the joy of walking into a model of the human rib cage, or in fact any mammalian ribcage. The only weakness we might feel is the adult’s aversion to childishness: by... [more]
Posted by Keith Miller on 11/2/08

A Look at Tomas Saraceno

by Keith Miller
We are a domesticated lot. So often art viewers go to galleries and seek out bold new experiences and then stand in front of the work waiting for it to happen to us. In Tomas Saraceno's the viewers walk to the threshold of the gallery and look in, amused, perhaps even awestruck. Many smile and walk away.  But Saraceno does not content himself to make art that merely happens to the visitor/viewer. Like many of the artists who show in this gallery, he demands that if he makes the work happen,... [more]
Posted by Keith Miller on 4/10/08