Posts Tagged ‘Shreya Sethi’

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PIER REVIEW // ISSUE 01

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SIMON STARLING // MCA CHICAGO

by Shreya Sethi Simon Starling contends with the very idea of transportation as his subject. Undertaking poetic expeditions that highlight specific global exchanges, the British-born neo-conceptual artist works across multiple disciplines—drawing from extensive research to construct meaning. In Flaga, a red and white Fiat 126 hangs on the wall like a painting. The car—a symbol[…]

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NORMAN ZAMMITT // ANDREW RAFACZ

by Shreya Sethi Norman Zammitt’s acrylic paintings of gradated color, currently on display at Andrew Rafacz, were produced in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, around the same time that home computers began gaining popularity. The works, much smaller in scale but similar in style to Zammitt’s Mural paintings, are composed of narrow bands of[…]

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CHRISTOPHER WOOL // THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

by Shreya Sethi Organized by the Guggenheim museum at the Art Institute of Chicago, a massive exhibition of Christopher Wool’s paintings has traveled from New York, after just having been on view, to the city that Wool considers his hometown. As a kind of somber homecoming, the show seems to bring with it a message[…]

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WILLIAM J. O’BRIEN // MCA CHICAGO

by Shreya Sethi William J. O’Brien’s first survey exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago displays an evolved style of intuitive art making, while maintaining a deliberate attitude of effortlessness. From crude pencil drawings, to tediously appliqued fiber creations and overworked mixed media sculptures – utilizing an exceptional variety of medium and style –[…]

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ARTURO HERRERA // CORBETT VS. DEMPSEY

by Shreya Sethi Arturo Herrera has always been interested in how his artworks are “read.” As an artist dealing primarily in the medium of collage, he articulates a language that is able to combine different elements, and therefore say multiple things simultaneously. The artist is aware, however, that in the visual world, images are nonetheless[…]