Spatial Recommendations

Still Life with Banana, Purse, & Change, Justine Reyes, 2010, C-Type, 16" x 20", Edition of 10 (courtesy of Klompching)

Still Life with Banana, Purse, & Change, Justine Reyes, 2010, C-Type, 16" x 20", Edition of 10 (courtesy of Klompching)

 

The Architecture of Space
Klompching
111 Front Street
Brooklyn, New York
January 25 – March 2

Where do borders exist between public space and personal understandings of them? The Architecture of Space pursues an understanding of a world that cannot fully be comprehended, be it Iraqi civilian life through a Humvee window or the expanse of nature behind a swirling snow storm. Scenes to be found in memory emerge out of impenetrable moments of disorientation.

Iraq I Perspectives, Benjamin Lowy, 2005-2008, C-Type, 12" x 18", Edition of 20 (courtesy of Klompching)

Iraq I Perspectives, Benjamin Lowy, 2005-2008, C-Type, 12" x 18", Edition of 20 (courtesy of Klompching)

 

 

Luka Fineisen – Phase Transitions
Hosfelt Gallery
531 West 36th Street
New York, New York
February 2 – March 31

Fineisen’s debut in the United States revolves around molten, expanding, and sparkly materials from her toolkit.¬† Her studies of snow and bubbles, for example, challenge the physical presence of delicate phenomena in the material world. Finesien’s enforced “tipping points” prey on the three-dimensional assumptions made about the parallels between material and object.

Bubbles, Luka Osterburg, 2001, Plastic, group of 6, variable dimensions

Bubbles, Luka Osterburg, 2001, Plastic, group of 6, variable dimensions

 

Marianne Vitale – WHAT I NEED TO DO IS LIGHTEN THE FUCK UP ABOUT A LOT OF SHIT
Zach Feuer Gallery
548 West 22nd Street
New York, New York
January 19 – February 25

Marianne Vitale’s fantastical press release, written by Todd Colby, recounts a mythical disease known as Combustivism that apparently drove the Northeastern United States insane. In order to fight off the scoundrels cursed with this hallucinatory, rage-filled dementia, witnesses throughout the 19th century took violent action. Whether this history proves to be true or even existed at all is still undeclared. Vitale physicalizes how simple (literally) it is to burn a bridge, to fabricate a reason to make a decision. The ruling at the end of her day: we all need to lighten the fuck up.

Installation Shot: both Marianne Vitale, 2012. Foreground: Burned Bridge, reclaimed lumber, 93" x 292.5" x 59". Background: Hammered, reclaimed lumber, 131.5" x 188" x 8.5" (courtesy of Zach Feuer Gallery)

Installation Shot: both Marianne Vitale, 2012. Foreground: Burned Bridge, reclaimed lumber, 93" x 292.5" x 59". Background: Hammered, reclaimed lumber, 131.5" x 188" x 8.5" (courtesy of Zach Feuer Gallery)

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About Lynn Maliszewski, Contributor-at-Large

Lynn Maliszewski is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She curated and composed work for ArtWrit, BOMB Magazine, HAHA Magazine, Hyperallergic, LatinLover, Modern Painters, No.3, Whitehot Magazine, and Whitewall. She is currently the Contributor-at-Large for ON-VERGE, an arts journalism blog sponsored by CUE Art Foundation, until 2013. She hosts her own blog, Contemporaneous Extension, as a compendium of aesthetic interests, archived exhibitions and artists, and uncensored inferences. She has contributed editorially to the College Art Association, the Bushwick Film Festival, Like the Spice Gallery, and the Museum of Modern Art.
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