Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Liz Deschenes at Miguel Abreu

Liz Deschenes at Miguel Abreu

I can be interested in some of the most boring shit in art, but Deschenes’ I can’t just cannot. They always look so nice, so pleasant. If I can get into monochromes, shouldn’t I be able to get into these, but alas. The most interesting part is that I can never quite tell what I’m looking at, but this is generally because the didactics written for these are usually so indirect, almost intentionally misleading. No, I don’t need a conceptual history of photography. So they’re “referencing stereoscopy” but they’re not actually meant to be stereoscopes, despite the exhibition title. No they’re just the usual Deschenes silver, now slivers, looking really nice, new form new name old trick.