Contributed by really inspires a good body of art. is a scavenger of found lexicons—code-able idioms in daily use on commonplace themes. From such source data she transcribes letters into colored graphic marks, then charts these across and down a grid.
At Minus Space we now see the work: that is, the method as a whole coexisting with the singular brilliantly colorful result, in small panels requiring reading as well as seeing. In Case Of begins with this lexicon: accident, allergic reaction, avalanche; C to A and B registers phrases by way of a commuter’s world: wet paint, alien nation, call ticket master, etc.; FYEO culls anagrams we take for granted. It is a pleasure to report that here is no pedantry: rather, all is a refreshing take on a ‘Seventies procedural formalism indifferent to taste.
Minus Space, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY. Through October 29, 2016.
About the author: Painter and art critic has received many grants and fellowships, including the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, The Fifth Floor Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and Trust for Mutual Understanding (supporting an exchange between the International Studio Program, New York and the Artists’ Museum, Łódź, Poland). In November, she has a solo show opening at in Bushwick.
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