Sprawling over 2 gallery spaces and featuring the works of 19 artists, artist Ugo Rondinone
curated “the spirit level,”
a beautiful show that ended April 21st. Lots and lots of pictures of the installation below. This show exemplified great curation to me. The works keyed off each other beautifully, and the environment itself became a work of art, as it were. There’s a nice review of it in the New York Times here
Above and below is the entrance to the 24th Street Gladstone gallery, with Ann Craven’s large, dark paintings on the wall and Latifa Echakhch’s “Frames”, rectangular rugs with the centers cut out, on the floor.
Andrew Lord’s ceramic vessels
Saul Fletcher’s tiny quiet Polaroids
Jay DeFeo’s charcoal drawings
Sarah Lucas’s penises
Bronze reclining nudes by Hans Josephsohn, canvas pyramids by Alan Shields, and a mural-sized suite of Amy Granat’s photograms of flowers.
In the 21st street gallery, the lower room held Peter Buggenhout’s enormous, dust-covered sculptures.
Sam Gilliam’s “Wall Cascade” and “Close to Trees,” two equally huge swaths of fabric hung from the walls.
Joe Bradley’s star canvases.
Hans Schärer. Love the teeth so much.
Upstairs room at the 21st St. gallery was filled with Vienna actionist Rudolf Schwarzkogler’s tortured photograghs alongside Al Hansen’s cigarette-butt Venus torsos on panels.