“Victim is the priciest sell in this world. The victim feels the most and suffers the best”
A Serbian Film (2010)
Pawel Kwiatkowski “Martin Eden”
thru Aug 10:
Pace Gallery, 534 W25th St., NYC
Presents two new large-scale sculptures comprised from index cards and acrylic rods, respectively. With these works, the artist continues to explore the phenomenological effect of work created through the accumulation of identical objects. Untitled (index cards), the first such work created by Donovan, is a 13’ x 25’ x 30’ sculpture in eight parts comprised of several million 3x5” white cards stacked and glued into scores of interweaving columnar forms combining to reach a summit on each element. Also featured is a newly completed untitled sculpture made with thousands of acrylic rods. Donovan spends months or even years searching for a method of assembly that allows the simple and immutable characteristics of the chosen material to generate complex, emergent phenomena which keep the viewer cycling between perception of the parts and the whole between the forms themselves and the light that surrounds and divides them. The work draws on both Minimalist and formalist histories, while creating a radically new form which embraces complexity and iterative processing.
Richard Meier. A+U 210 March 1988
Sergius Hruby, Komodie, 1933. Nov 26th
Triumph of Death
Andrea Andreani, Italian, 1540/46 - 1623. After Giovanni Fortuna, Italian, 1535 - 1611.
Made in Siena, Italy, 1588
Woodcut (chiaroscuro), printed in black, two shades of orange, and brown ink from four blocks
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Photos by Philipp Igumnov.
Women working in a bar, Uganda 1987,by Chris Steele-Perkins
Edgar Degas - Forest in the Mountains, c. 1890