Monday, November 29, 2010

Exhibition Short Review, The Force of Absence

Gladstone Gallery, Ugo Rondinone, "nude" November 6 through December 23, 2010

Solo exhibition of Ugo Rondinone, an exhibition that continues his exploration of meaning created through and in subjectivity but maps out an extended terrain through figuration and life sized sculptures that are solemnly morbid.

In this show the Swiss Artist extends his conceptual concerns beyond the ironic and optimistic gestures (works that come to mind, 'Hell, yes!' planted on top of the New Museum', and his clown series) featured in some of his past work. His new work and its context within the space of the Gladstone gallery forcefully creates a mediative space, an interval, an interval affirmed by a certain measure of absence keenly felt by the spectator.

Required attendance for those familiar or new to his work. Click here for Exhibition Link.