Filed under: Art World, New York | Tags: California Biennial, Cordy Ryman, DODGEgallery, Evan J. Garza, Foster Prize, Franklin Evans, Matthew Rich, Sarah Cain
From left to right: Cordy Ryman, Franklin Evans, and Matthew Rich. Installation view. The Thingness of Color, DODGE gallery, New York.
Literally in the shadow of the boxy New Museum building, in the burgeoning Lower East Side gallery district of Manhattan, a new group show at DODGE gallery is notable not only for its contribution to a growing attention to sculptural and installation forms of painting, but also because three of the four artists exhibited here were included in our 11 to Watch in 2011: Editor’s Picks earlier this year. The Thingness of Color, which includes work by Sarah Cain, Franklin Evans, Matthew Rich, and Cordy Ryman, explores exactly what the title suggests—the three-dimensional qualities of hue itself—with colorful object-hood firmly in tow. —Evan J. Garza, Editor-at-Large