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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