18 Jan 2018
David Goldes: Electricities
Yossi Milo Gallery
Reviewed by Franklin Einspruch
Graphite conducts electricity. So do metal wires, up to a point. Paper, not so much.
David Goldes's studio practice explores electrical conductivity and lack thereof on a fine-art template. A series of graphite drawings fill the front room of Yossi Milo. They depict dusky, geometric forms with a metallic sheen on even darker backgrounds. Voltage has been run through them until the paper burns away at some of the graphical intersections.
A sampling of photographs nearby has him applying current to wire constructions that have been placed on paper-collage backgrounds. They appear to be burning sculptures in vibrantly painted rooms, but closer inspection reveals it all to be a fiction of colored paper and wires arranged in orthogonal perspective.
The gee-whiz aspect of the project weighs on the art effect, but doesn't smother it. Goldes's "Circuit Drawings" convey a spooky minimalism, lent welcome irregularity by the electrified breakdown of the supports.
|Exhibition||David Goldes: Electricities link|
|Start date||14 Dec 2017|
|End date||27 Jan 2018|
|Presenter||Yossi Milo Gallery link|
|Venue||245 Tenth Avenue, New York City, NY, USA map|
|Image||David Goldes, Circuit Drawings: Together and Apart #8, 2017, graphite on black gessoed paper, electrified with 15,000 volts, unique, courtesy of Yossi Milo Gallery|
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