REVIEWS

/ ALAN GILBERT
Ruth Asawa

DAVID ZWIRNER, New York

View of Ruth Asawa, David Zwirner, New York, 2017.
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Alan Gilbert

One of the three gallery spaces at David Zwirner’s Ruth Asawa exhibition contains a display case featuring archival photographs taken by Imogen Cunningham of the artist in her studio and with her family; an earlier photo of Asawa in class with Josef Albers at Black Mountain College; a letter Asawa... continue reading
View of Lynn Hershman Leeson’s “Remote Controls,” Bridget Donahue, New York, 2017.
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Alan Gilbert

One day the interface between humans and computers will be seamless. For now, it involves necks bent over smartphones, hours sitting hunched in front of a monitor, fingers and arms that still need to extend toward their devices. Despite all the talk about disembodied experiences and virtual worlds, computer technology... continue reading
Andrea Zittel

ANDREA ROSEN GALLERY, New York

View of Andrea Zittel, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.
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Alan Gilbert

While driving through the Mojave Desert two hours east of Los Angeles in the area surrounding Joshua Tree National Monument, among the most striking aspects of the scrub-and-bleached landscape are abandoned wooden shacks that regularly punctuate the view. The majority are nothing more than weather-blasted frames with doors and windows... continue reading
Sadie Benning’s “Green God”

CALLICOON FINE ARTS/MARY BOONE GALLERY, New York

(Left) Sadie Benning, Airplane Painting, 2015. (Right) Sadie Benning, Green God, 2015.
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Alan Gilbert

The internet and its social media spawn have made modes of communication increasingly seamless, with displays of personhood now embedded in a post or link. And while the democratic polyphony of voices has perhaps never been greater, so too is its expression through corporate-owned technologies. Ever since Sadie Benning was... continue reading
“Marcel Broodthaers: Écriture”

MICHAEL WERNER, New York

Marcel Broodthaers, Dites Partout Que Je L'Ai Dit, 1974.
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Alan Gilbert

It’s only appropriate that visitors to Michael Werner’s current Marcel Broodthaers exhibition would encounter a stuffed parrot as part of the installation Dites Partout Que Je L’Ai Dit (1974). Broodthaers was a master at creatively parroting—both consciously and unconsciously—the tropes, images, and theory that may now seem a bit tame... continue reading
John Russell’s “SQRRL”

BRIDGET DONAHUE, New York

(Left) John Russell, Relaxation Video: SQRRL/BRUCE WILLIS, 2015. (Right) John Russell, Mirror Mapping the Stars, 2015
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Alan Gilbert

If after finishing this review you visit Bridget Donahue’s website to learn more about John Russell’s current exhibition, “SQRRL,” you’ll find a brightly hued digital collage of image and text in the place of a static gallery homepage with its neatly tabbed categories linking to exhibitions, artists, about, and contact... continue reading

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