Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Richard Rezac at Isabella Bortolozzi

Richard Rezac at Bortolozzi

Writing in the LA Times, David Pagel called Rezac "dyslexic minimalism." The metaphor is functional, Rezac's sculptures follow the syntax of a language but disordered, their ordering law unavailable yet suggesting a function or ergonomics. And today we are more than acclimated to objects and commodities adapted to us, and any object displacing suggestion for the function they provide (to us) produces an uncanny effect. We say they look otherworldly, alien, simply because we don't know what good they are to us. This makes them strange.

See too: Katja Novitskova at Kunsthalle Lissabon , Nancy Lupo at Wallspace