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…

Ann Hamilton at Gemini G.E.L.

Ann Hamilton at Gemini G.E.L. By Shana Nys Dambrot July 10 – September 19, 2017* (see note at the end about dates)     Qualities of tactility and physicality are not typically primary in considering print editions. But in ways both literal and illusionistic, that is exactly what’s called for — both in imagery and objecthood…

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…

Black is a color at Charlie James Gallery

Black is a color at Charlie James Gallery By Sydney Walters   Over the gallery door, a red and green neon sign reads, “Black Owned.” Any good artist knows that working with text is difficult. The written word is often taken for gospel over any visual image (see Joseph Kosuth’s 1965 One and Three Chairs).…