Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Thomas Bayrle at dépendance

Thomas Bayrle at de?pendance

Wading through repetition of criticism that bogs Bayrle produces the same repetition fatigue of the paintings, trying to extract endless allegory out a single metaphor. And while the prophecy of Bayrle's oft cited Jacquard loom parable didn't bear out and the world doesn't look like the 60's science fiction expecting mechanization to ensure repetitive homogeneity, instead an endless individuation, the paintings do contain some abhorrence befitting the current situation, "It’s what Bayrle calls the quality of quantity, or the process of making pure quantity into a quality."

see too: Allan McCollum at Petzel