Jim Osman, Stack 1, 2012. Gouache, paper, and wood, 9 x 9 x 7.5 in.

Jim Osman

New York

Lesley Heller Workspace

In a very smart show, Jim Osman has taken the cast-offs of his earlier projects in wood and stacked them together to create frontally oriented, open sculptures. The seemingly offhand manner in which he fashions his square or rectangular constructions belies their sophistication. Given as they are to an agreeably rough presentation, it would be easy to see his works as entirely improvisatory; close inspection, however, reveals a sharp formal intelligence at work…see the entire review in the print version of July/August’s Sculpture magazine.