[Marisa Merz] She used a combination of paint, graphite, gold leaf and cut paper to create her drawings, while she used materials such as aluminum, waxed paper and wax for her sculptures. Her works have a strong movement with her use of fluid lines which contribute to the focus on feminism her works seem to convey. The layering of various materials in her work keeps my interest.

[Walter De Maria] He used long brass rods that were perfectly spaced to create a pattern of lines. This work is not necessarily interesting in the sense that it is eye-catching but it does evoke a feeling a calmness when I look at it. The shear precision of design keeps me intrigued. 

[Varda Caivano] The paint used appears to be push and pulled across the canvas and possibly watered down creating unique texture. The areas of light and dense paint create interest, while the lines produced as a result of the various brush strokes move my eye all around the piece. 

[Gio Sumbadze "Kamikaze Loggia"] This sculptural installation combines the use of wood with iron/steel accents and the incorporation of various technology. This work really captured my interest because of the architectural details. The iron/steel window piece creates a pattern which seems to almost resembles letters as if you could read what it said, holding my attention for a while. 

[Enrico David] He uses a variety of media for this exhibition including dyed wool, graphite and paint, as well as ceramics. The wool artwork is very unique and the high contrast created by the colors he chose to use makes them seem to have a graphic-like quality from a distance, when they are in fact, woven and dyed wool. They lines and shapes create a harmonious patterns and rhythm. 

[Henrik Olesen] This exhibition displays cut up paper ink on it as well as cut up black and white photographs. It all seems to be unified by the continuity of the text on each paper as it seems to relate back to the artist. It almost made me feel as if I was looking inside at the contents of his mind. 

[Sarah Lucas] She created brass figures with very fluid, organic forms that portray the sensual aspects of the human body. Value shifts and definition is created by the way the light hits these sculptures. A fluid movement is created by the lines of these figures. This sculpture presents a strong contrast between this industrial material and the organic forms she has created with it. 

[James Lee Byars] He has displayed solid gold blocks with initials carved into them beside one another. This piece of work seems very conservative and matter of fact. The light that hits the gold blocks creates value and definition. This exhibition gave me the feeling that it is "untouchable". 

[Mark Manders] His media seemed to be made up of materials we used and see everyday, such as paper, photographs, ceramic clay, wood, steel, etc. This artwork seemed to take me on a journey- both emotional and physical. All of the ceramic head peices evoked a feeling of pain for me because of the tension they created when wedged between the negative space of the wood boards. This is a very dynamic exhibition. 

[Carol Rama] She displayed various framed drawings/paintings. Her paintings/drawings almost seemed primitive in contrast to their somewhat elegant, ornate frames. I enjoy the pops of color against the stark white frame mats. 

[John Bock] This sculpture installation consisted of a white, geometric drywall structure encasing a light fixture, fan and MAGGOT (yuck). The stark white exterior creates a high contrast with the dark and dull interior. It all seems very eery and mysterious. The light to dark contrast creates a strong division from the inside and outside world. 

[Hans Josephsohn] He created multiple forms with plaster and then cast them in bronze...no two sculptures are the same. These forms hold my attention due to their organic human-like form, but seem to give off a less inviting, colder feeling than a normal body would. The rough texture and value shifts make these forms seem distressed. 

[Danh Vo] He put together an installation of very rustic wood and fabric. The variety of textures adds to the ancient feeling of this exhibition and creates unity amongst the different forms. I also enjoy the surprise pop of turquoise paint in contrast to the warm brown hues. 

[James Richards] He uses textures and black and white photographs alongside film and music to stimulate almost all of the viewer's senses. The texture and pattern of the eye certainly stood out the most to me. While the photographs somewhat distort normal images and evoke curiosity as to what the meaning is behind them.

[Daniel Hesidence] These paintings are soothing to the eye with the faint value shifts of blue/green and are brought to life with the variety of brush handling that was used. I find these paintings to be very soothing in nature due to the fluid lines that create a tranquil movement throughout the work, while the vibrant/cool shades of blue/green reveal what looks like highlights and shadows like what you would see in moving water. Beautiful. 

[Geta Bratescu] I really enjoy the artwork she created with the colored thread and accented gold/brass material. She uses the technique of sewing thread to create artwork that looks like it would be just a painting or drawing. All of her work is unified by the repetition of the organic, weighted shape that seems to serve as the focal point in each piece. 

[Harun Farocki] This short, cultural film documentary made me curious as to what the videos focus was and once I realized the cultural focus, everything seemed to be unified. The lack of dialogue made me really focus more on the actions and environment in the video. 

[Helen Marten] This seemed to be a bit of a chaotic installation consisting of a variety of household objects and toys. I really couldn't gather a sense of direction as to where to look (focus?). I definitely looked at all of it but I couldn't find a distinct pattern or balanced movement. 

[Simon Denny] Appeared to be photos or paintings of electric panels on canvases with sculptures of technology encased. I found this piece of work very interesting because I was not only intrigued as to what the overall concept was, but I was also curious about the materials used to create it. From the outside, I would not have known that they structure was made of canvases. The repetition of the electrical wires and panels created a harmonious continuity.

[Lynette Yiadom-Boakye] First of all, I would like to point out how beautiful these bold paintings look amidst this white exhibition space. The dark colors and low contrast of the paintings create a sense of ambiguity as you view them from afar trying to make out the subject matter. This aspect pulls the viewer in to see the fine details of the paintings. The value shifts and highlights help to define the tired figures and bring a luminous quality to them.  

[Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys] This film....what can I really say? I did not get this one. To be honest, it kind of creeped me out and I found it hard to look at and uncomfortable. 

[Pamela Rosenkranz] This film was also a little on the strange side. It obviously had some connection to a health related subject matter. For me it evoked a sense of concern which seemed to contrast with the blue color I was looking at, which is typically associated with a calm feeling. 

[Trisha Donnelly] My focus was on the rectilinear, plaster form inside of this warehouse-like building. For me, it evoked a feeling of loneliness and isolation. The bright, clean white creates a high contrast with the dull and distressed surroundings. The lines throughout are what unify this installation. 

[Rudolf Stingel] This exhibition consisted of wall to floor oriental rugs that displayed smaller scale black and white paintings. I really enjoy the warm hues and patterns of the rugs used in contrast with the black and white paintings. The whole space invites you into this work of art. 

[Yuksel Arslan] He uses a wide range of materials to create his artwork, such as pigment minerals, ash, honey, pollen, and not to mention bodily secretions (yuck). This artwork is very dynamic and seems to have a political undertone. The different works are unified by their warm color palette and the small images required me to really lean in to see the details. 

[Christopher Williams] These beautiful black and white photography prints are displayed simply in white matted black frames. I really enjoy the organic lines that forms create in these photographs and they contrast beautifully with the rectangular frames they are displayed in. The different lighting used to create each photography adds variety to these works. 

[Katrin Sigurdardottir] I am really looking forward to seeing this sculpture installation, made up of natural wood and ornate tiles, in person. The dynamic lines and shapes created within this installation create a strong movement and pattern throughout its environment. 

[Lawrence Weiner] Dialogue is the key component in this graphic/typographical installation. With the use of bold colors and gestural lines, I was abel to make the connection between the different languages and the same repeated phrase that unified them. 

[Mathias Poledna] This exhibition consisted of a cartoon film surrounded by the individual, handmade sketches that were used to create it. The continuity of this exhibition was effective because I was able to look at the progression of this artwork through a visual journey. The simple display allowed me to reflect and make connections between the works, rather than to feel overwhelmed. 

 


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