Matthew Marks Gallery - 24th St.

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Minimal Minimalism

by Taylor Ruby
Like most people, my first inclination upon being faced with the work of the late Anne Truitt was to label it Minimalist, a perspective that tends to obfuscate her subtle insight into the natural, the spiritual, and the psychological.  While her sculptures, paintings, and drawings, dating back to the early 1960s, address the purest elements of art–line, color, and balance–she was unconcerned with the industrial fabrication inherent in the standard modes of the Minimalist movement. The... [more]
Posted by Taylor Ruby on 2/26/12

A Childhood of Proportion

by Sophia Powers
What are two leviathan lumberjacks doing in a little white gallery on W. 24th street?  From their expression, neither one seems quite sure.  Somehow, they must have lost their way in the forest, and wondered into a heady and provocative exegesis on the nature of scaleMartin Honert, the man behind the giants, has acquired a prodigious reputation creating works inspired by his own childhood.  A series of small drawings on the wall documents the development of this obsession by representing every... [more]
Posted by Sophia Powers on 10/6/07
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