Karen Rosenberg on Dasha Shiskin

by Art Fag City on October 2, 2009 · 10 comments Events

POST BY PADDY JOHNSON

Dasha Shishkin, Men Like That (installation view), 2009

Karen Rosenberg at The New York Times likes Dasha Shiskin’s exhibition at Zach Feuer but complains that her installation is too gimmicky. I had almost those exact thoughts when looking at the show — the work relies a bit too heavily on the simple horizontal lines of the wallpaper to draw the exhibition together — though this seems to be a hallmark of Feuer artists. Nathalie Djurberg, Anton Henning, Danica Phelps, Luis Gispert; they all treat the gallery wall as though it were an additional surface to their art. It works to varying degrees with each of these artists, but in this show reads as a device used to support a few of the weaker pieces. Albeit harshly, Rosenberg rightly points out that this distracts from the exhibition itself.

  • B

    I don’t think that Karen’s review was at all harsh.

  • B

    I don’t think that Karen’s review was at all harsh.

  • http://www.artfagcity.com Art Fag City

    The review was quite favorable – it was just the last sentence that was worded harshly.

  • http://www.artfagcity.com Art Fag City

    The review was quite favorable – it was just the last sentence that was worded harshly.

  • Crispy

    I agreed with the review — the work itself was bright and exuberant, but the way in which it was all arranged and hung seemed unfittingly haphazard. I mean, honestly… she hid an interesting painting (albeit very Bacon-y) behind a big white column right next to some light switches. Why bother put it in the show at all? A few of my friends who’ve seen the show did not even see that piece. The main pieces could have stood on their own, but they weren’t allowed to, which just made it a complete visual overload mess. I’m glad the review pointed that out.

  • Crispy

    I agreed with the review — the work itself was bright and exuberant, but the way in which it was all arranged and hung seemed unfittingly haphazard. I mean, honestly… she hid an interesting painting (albeit very Bacon-y) behind a big white column right next to some light switches. Why bother put it in the show at all? A few of my friends who’ve seen the show did not even see that piece. The main pieces could have stood on their own, but they weren’t allowed to, which just made it a complete visual overload mess. I’m glad the review pointed that out.

  • Crispy

    I agreed with the review — the work itself was bright and exuberant, but the way in which it was all arranged and hung seemed unfittingly haphazard. I mean, honestly… she hid an interesting painting (albeit very Bacon-y) behind a big white column right next to some light switches. Why bother put it in the show at all? A few of my friends who’ve seen the show did not even see that piece. The main pieces could have stood on their own, but they weren’t allowed to, which just made it a complete visual overload mess. I’m glad the review pointed that out.

  • http://nbc.com NBC

    Another one at ZF drawing lines around the gallery. Why?

  • http://nbc.com NBC

    Another one at ZF drawing lines around the gallery. Why?

  • http://nbc.com NBC

    Another one at ZF drawing lines around the gallery. Why?

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