Documenta 14

Documenta 14 By Jody Zellen   I arrived at Documenta after visiting the Venice Biennale and Sculpture Project Muenster. These three exhibitions line up every ten years and while it is overwhelming to visit them all, it is also a rare treat. The map for Documenta 14 listed 32 venues. This did not include Athens…

William E. Jones at David Kordansky Gallery

William E. Jones Fall into Ruin David Kordansky Gallery By Jody Zellen Through August 26th   What makes William E. Jones’ 30 minute video, Fall into Ruin so seductive and captivating is the use of first person narrative. Via voice over, Jones relates a story about his first trip to Greece in 1982, meeting the…

Constance Mallinson at Jason Vass

Constance Mallinson Unmade Jason Vass By Jody Zellen Through July 22nd     Constance Mallinson is a collector and she has amassed a huge archive of discarded materials— fragments and detritus that has been lost, left behind and forgotten. To collect, Mallinson walks. She keeps her eyes down as she roams the streets, alleys, pathways…

Mai-Thu Perret “Féminaire” at David Kordansky Gallery

Mai-Thu Perret Féminaire David Kordansky Gallery By Jody Zellen Through July 1, 2017   Mai-Thu Perret is a Geneva based artist who creates politically and socially astute, albeit often bombastic works that deploy a feminist agenda. In her installation entitled, Féminaire she presents Les guérillères— an elevated white plinth dotted with nine figurative sculptures depicting…

Lezley Saar’s Gender Renaissance

Lezley Saar Gender Renaissance Walter Maciel Gallery By Jody Zellen Through July 1st   In her second solo exhibition at Walter Maciel Gallery, Lezley Saar continues to evoke awe. The paintings and mixed media works are not only impeccably crafted, but are also rich in content. Saar draws from personal experiences— specifically complex issues related…