Peter Burr‘s black and white lenticular prints—showcased as GIFs above—would have made an good inclusion in Cory and Jamie Arcangel’s “Infinite Fill Show” at Foxy Production back in 2004. That show was inspired by the 1984 Mac software application with varied 16-bit monochrome patterning that could be picked and dropped into areas of the screen to denote color and depth. That show, which was assembled through an open call had only two requirements; the work should be black and white, and have a repeating pattern. Over 80 artists submitted work including Sterling Ruby (his work currently on view at Hauser & Wirth), Katherine Grayson ( Kathy Grayson of The Hole?), and Dragan Espenschied (now at Rhizome as their conservator).
Burr’s series uses fill patterns common in early-nineties computer graphics programs to create his GIFs. These works don’t feel particularly dated, though, perhaps due to the use of 3D modeling. They’re fresh and given the black and white palette, oddly without much somberness.
Adam Lindemann loves the new art rating website for collectors, Sell You Later. Sure, people make believe they are looking at the work, they make believe they are interested in art and what it says about the world, but let’s face it, real art-talk sounds archaic in the world of the now, where most conversations quickly circle back to last week’s auction prices. SellYouLater.com is the epitome of where we are at. [Gallerist]
Howard Halle on Gladstone’s Sarah Lucas, a YBA (Young British Artists) who is now in her 50’s. Her show includes a lot of stuffed dicks and car crushers, which Halle seems to like. The rest, not so much. “Somewhat distracting and totally unnecessary, however, are the photomurals reprising early works, like the 1990 image of the artist eating a banana. Like low-rise jeans, being cocky doesn’t wear well with age.” [Time Out]
Christian Viveros-Faune has decided to give the Whitney Biennial a little extra tenderness because it represents the community that might lead the way out of “Manhattan’s grossly blinged-up, tin-eared echo chamber.” He’s still critical, and shares the consensus that Michelle Grabner’s fourth floor show is the best. [Village Voice]
If fair overload doesn’t kill you this week, the events will. Get ready for the Whitney Biennial, the Last Brucennial, and a throwdown show by Anthony Antonellis at Transfer this weekend. Don’t count on sleeping this week.