December 16, 2005

Games at Pace


Sonnabend has the largest photo prints of landscapes in the world measuring 6 feet by 11 feet. This done by Clifford Ross. OK they are engaging. The scale is amazing. They have that 19th century Luminist landscape magic, and Clifford Ross built his own film cameras to shoot the pictures, but but these sort of things always bother me. No-one doesn't like landscapes. Heck , my wife collects small landscape painting to decorate the apartment. But... Anyway, the game show at Pace is pretty good, pieces by, Cory Arcangel,RSG and so on. They are reaching for things but it is Pace Gallery. How challenging can it be? The best is perhaps the most unspectacular and that's Roni Horn at Matthew Marks. The huge circular seven foot by 18 inch hunk of glass is truly interesting. I think of Early Richard Serra lead pieces.

Posted by gh at December 16, 2005 12:32 AM