Thomas Lendvai doesn’t reinvent the post-war wheel, but I’m a fan of any sculpture that imposes photographically pleasant limitations on the gallery space. Speaking of pleasing shots, it’s a whole new world at Art Fag City as we are now working with a new camera. Say goodbye to photo credits with disclaimers about our shitty camera, and hello to those that complain about our inability to work hand held digital devices. Photo credit AFC
Thomas Lendvai’s Between Pain and Boredom transforms Winkleman’s space, at least for the next month while on exhibition. As mentioned in the photo credit above, Lendvai isn’t about making ground breaking art, which is fine with me, since I’ve never thought artists should have to come up with something radically new in the first place. In Lendvai’s case, his work simply means to force visual disruption and physical interaction within a largely enclosed space. It’s actually a really fun and engaging piece to experience.
Matt Keegan, Any Day Now, Installation Detail, Photo credit, AFC
Probably my favorite show of the evening opened at D’Amelio Terras. Matt Keegan’s Any Day Now, was the runaway hit of the Thursday night receptions in my opinion, but since I have a full write up scheduled to appear Wednesday, I won’t be issuing any grand statements on the show. I will however note that D’Amelio Terras has the shiniest of all Chelsea floors. Such an observation may seem banal, but I truly believe that the floor would make even the most makeshift art look slick and commercially viable.
Notice: The majority of this post seemed to have disappeared after I wrote it Thursday evening. The above was rewritten Saturday and published. Apologies to artists and galleries mentioned.