Hidek Takahashi, Exam 1 Exam 2 Exam 3, 2014. Acrylic and denim, 4.5 x 22.5 x 22.5 in.

“Come Together: Surviving Sandy”

New York

Industry City

“Come Together: Surviving Sandy,” in addition to astute two-dimensional invention by the likes of Gary Stephan, Robert Storr, James Siena, and Suzanne Joelson, brimmed with witty sculpture. The raw artscape of mismatched styles made for a funky jungle gym of form, texture, sets, and friends. Tinkering with formalism, the mostly Brooklyn artists were not at a loss for a twist; Chris Larson, for instance, literally sawed through the floor/canvas/pictorial illusion. In a series of installations, curator Phong Bui orchestrated subtle visual parallels among incongruous mediums. In one alcove, a Sheila Pepe sculpture sashayed with a Carrie Moyer painting. Languorous tendrils parlayed with spry swoops, vertical thrusts offset by arcs and swirls. Growing intrinsically out of each medium, stripes hit it off—…see the entire review in the print version of March’s Sculpture magazine.

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