27 Sep 2019

Collective Palimpsests: Traces of Infinite Consciousness

Lichtundfire

Reviewed by Carol Diamond

In “Collective Palimpsests" at Lichtundfire, director Priska Juschka presents five mid-career artists and their conceptions of the physical object of art as a portal to universal domains. Minimalist principles of reductive compositions and neutral palettes combine with gestural, built-up surfaces that call stark attention to the limits of the physical rectangle.

From the buff-hued layers of Christopher Stout's intimately scaled, slab-like constructions, The Wonderment of Otherness I and II (2019), to Augustus Goertz's staccato waves of silvery black paint in Texture of the Universe (2019), a contemplative presence permeates this installation of thirteen works. Delicate, map-like structures in pen and ink by Alan Steele, landscape-inspired spaces in Allen Hansen's muted canvases, and the dense entanglements of William Rosen's monochromatic works in resin on canvas provide what the press release describes as a "contemporary lateral connectiveness," where each artist's production can both speak and listen.

Exhibition Collective Palimpsests: Traces of Infinite Consciousness link
Start date 04 Sep 2019 (43 days ago)
End date 29 Sep 2019 (18 days ago)
Presenter Lichtundfire link
Venue 175 Rivington Street, New York City, NY, USA map
Image Augustus Goertz, Texture of the Universe, 2019, mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48 inches, photo by Carol Diamond
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