Filed under: New York, Review | Tags: Alan Shields, Amy Granat, Andrew Lord, Ann Craven, Gladstone Gallery, Hans Josephsohn, Hans Scharer, Kim Jones, Latifa Echakhch, Peter Buggenhout, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Sam Gilliam, Sarah Lucas, Spirit Level, Ugo Rondinone, Whitney Kimball
Walking into the Spirit Level, on view through April 21, at Gladstone Gallery’s 24th Street branch, one passes through a hallway of Ann Craven’s large, dark paintings with taffy-colored off-white holes in the middle. The floor is lined with Latifa Echakhch’s “Frames”: rectangular rugs with the centers removed, so that only thin edges and fringes remain. The pairing sets the tone for the exhibition, and it’s testament to Ugo Rondinone’s curatorial dexterity: the simple combination evokes prayer, death, infinite, cycles, and detritus which inevitably fills up empty space. – Read more from Whitney Kimball after the jump!