Pattern Pulp

Tuesday's Gallery Picks


This week’s artists explore the intricacies of creation.

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1. At an imposing thirty feet wide, Contact III is composed of seventeen knotted sections of rich, orange manila rope and is the largest in the Contact series – one of Françoise Grossen’s earliest explorations of vertical repetitions. Hovering above the floor, the suspended mass is a paradoxical exercise that simultaneously employs and defies gravity, creating both tension in the fiber and an impression of lightness, fluidity, and grace at Blum & Poe
2. “Lucas Samaras: AutoPolaroids, 1969–71” is a solo exhibition that brings together more than 50 photographic works from the artist’s early experiments with the medium, including his first AutoPolaroid at Craig F. Starr Gallery
3. Combining image elements that he photographed in a wide range of international locations, Simen Johan’s images reveal poetic and often unexpected relationships that speak to the illusory and multifaceted nature of existence at Yossi Milo Gallery
4. Amy Sillman’s works can be categorized as abstract painting, although her abstractions repeatedly allow forms and figures to be recognized at Portikus
5. Maureen Chatfield: Patterns in Time is an invitation to contemplate the ephemeral, everyday beauty hidden in plain sight at Rosenberg & Co.
6. Sigrid Sandström’s practice actively interrogates the methods by which viewing initiates and elicits thought and cognition at Anat Ebgi

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