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A survey of Chuck Close’s Polaroid and daguerreotype nudes and Big Nude (1967), a 10-by-21 foot painting never before publicly exhibited in New York
“Nudes 1967 - 2014”
The Pace Gallery
534 West 25th St. New York, NY. 10001
Images courtesy of Lynn del Sol for CTSart
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I urge you, please, go and experience what can only be described as a ‘rhythmic’ exhibition by Christopher Wool on view till January 22nd at the Guggenheim in New York.
Walking through the multi-floored famed circular patterned space only serves to exacerbate the rhythm pulsating from Wool’s large-scale monochromatic abstract yet direct overture. With its repetitions, accidents, punctuations, disrupted conventional spacing, dissonance and scratches, each work seemingly hung like a note in a partition. “These paintings conflate the act of seeing, reading and even speaking as you tease and sound out the meanings of their run-on or awkwardly broken word.”(1)
For me, regardless of medium; canvas, photography, or silkscreen, this exhibition was really a display of Wool’s commitment to the pictorial, the urban and the investigation of sound.
October 25, 2013–January 22, 2014
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.
(1) Roberta Smith, New York Times
Images courtesy of Maria DuPasquier for CTSart
Fortune Cookie #Art # Quote | “The harder you look, the harder you look” - Christopher Wool
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For me, Wool captures the ways New York looks, sounds, and smells in our time, much as Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings embody the city’s texture in the fifties. I see Wool creating new order out of all this chaos. I see little epiphanies and glean the same clashing, gritty, seemingly haphazard, abrasive, bludgeoning beauty that all of us who live in and love New York can’t live without.
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