27 Sep 2019
Collective Palimpsests: Traces of Infinite Consciousness
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|
|End date||29 Sep 2019|
|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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