Saint Clair Cemin, view of installation at the Baumgartner Gallery, 1998.

Saint Claire Cemin

Washington DC

Baumgartner Gallery

ln Saint Claire Cemin’s recent show at Baumgartner, surfaces sparkle and forms shift. The artist is seen once again, a master delighting in his material and arousing that same curiosity in the viewer This time, the focus is marble, a material that carries the heritage of the classical tradition, the ongoing association with power and money (at least in our culture), and the promise of future life. lt is also, as Cemin so brilliantly proves, a rich trove of references to play with and against… See the full review in April’s magazine.