Friday, November 17, 2017

Sayre Gomez at Ghebaly Gallery


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Painting the walls of your cage generally comes in less literal forms. The artist as tempestuous gorilla acquiescing to perform his own repairs on the prison of his cell, look how nice these bars I have erected are, how polished this fencing. When you could simply change the focus to what's outside. Instead some vague construction. The old predicament of art, to peel away the stickers marking the surface of cynicism: our Bad Boy Attitude. Elegiac Walls. All if this is obvious, it's right there, legible; the point is that it’s alluring. We want to keep them around.