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/ THYRZA NICHOLS GOODEVE
Matthew Barney’s “Facility of DECLINE”

GLADSTONE GALLERY, New York

View of Matthew Barney's "Facility of DECLINE," Gladstone Gallery, New York, 2016.
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Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

“Facility of DECLINE” at Gladstone Gallery, New York, “mirrors but does not reproduce” Matthew Barney’s iconic 1991 exhibition of the same name at the gallery’s SoHo space.(1) Immediately upon entering, one is immersed in Barney’s now familiar yet ever fantastic world of petroleum jelly, mythic characters, seductive hermeticism, and ever-revelatory... continue reading
Mark Dion, The Library for the Birds of New York, 2016.
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Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

While Charles Baudelaire’s definition of “the ephemeral, the fugitive, and the contingent” is a familiar truism of contemporary understandings of “the modern,” Baudelaire’s casual, even offhand 1863 observation, “nature, being none other than the voice of our own self-interest,” is less well known. Yet if one were to draw a... continue reading
Robert Smithson’s “Pop”

JAMES COHAN GALLERY, New York

Robert Smithson, Untitled [Pink linoleum center], 1964.
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Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

Robert Smithson grew up collecting rocks, shells, and insects. He adored The American Museum of Natural History, about which he famously said: “There is nothing ‘natural’ about the Museum of Natural History. ‘Nature’ is simply another eighteenth- and nineteenth-century fiction.”(1) An iconic figure in what we now know as “Land... continue reading
Erik van Lieshout’s “I Am In Heaven”

ANTON KERN GALLERY, New York

View of Erik van Lieshout, "I am in heaven," Anton Kern Gallery, New York, 2015.
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Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

It’s a bit like meeting a landmine that’s about to detonate. In his first solo show at Anton Kern, Erik van Lieshout explodes into our consciousness as a wild-child provocateur, a Pac-Man Expressionist running rampant 24/7, videotaping everything in his life, while making art out of every piece of paper,... continue reading
Jean-Luc Mylayne’s “Chaos”

GLADSTONE GALLERY, New York

View of Jean-Luc Mylayne’s “Chaos”, Gladstone Gallery, New York, 2014.
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Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

Our contemporary ontology is one of acceleration and mania. Along with the logic of global and cognitive capitalism, we look to our iPhones and the internet as the source for these intensified temporalities. Indeed, walk out on any street and hundreds of individuals are engaged in locating their sense of... continue reading

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