The Whitney’s 2012 Biennial is a collection the paintings, sculptures, music, and videos of artists who clearly led very different lives. In the exhibit, there was a realistic painting of a horse, a slide show of Dutch paintings that played Dutch songs, the den of an artist living in a museum roped off from public, prints of a woman’s days after a harsh separation from a man, and a sculpture made from the horns of an animal. [click to continue….]
Sarah Sze’s Infinite Line uses ordinary objects to create something, well, unordinary. Her idea of art is the arrangement of objects and symbols and not so much what is used. Her drawings and prints reflect on her 3-D art, and as the title of the exhibition tells, all of the art is connected through lines and repetition. For example, the figure 2 is repeated throughout the gallery, though never in the same arrangement. It appears upside down, cut in half, laid across the floor, even outside the exhibition, framed and hanging on the wall, almost as if it could simply be informing the level in the building. Even though her art is by far not an imitation of nature, Sarah Sze finds a way to bring her art into the real world by continuing her exhibit beyond a window and outside the building. Sarah Sze’s use of repetition allows the eye of the viewer to wander instead of having it linger in one spot. She uses her art to demonstrate the idea that everything is connected.
It is quite unusual to find the very materials used to make an art piece in the very art itself, but clearly, Sarah Sze is fond of using this technique. [click to continue….]