Friday, November 9

Still Kicking It Till It Breaks

Karen Rosenberg, Art in Review, New York Times, November 9, 2007
“[Bozidar] Brazda’s work has looked sharp in group shows, including one at this gallery last summer and another at the Kitchen last spring, but he seems to have trouble sustaining focus on his own.”

Roberta Smith, Art in Review, New York Times, October 5, 2007
“Gardar Eide Einarsson’s work continues to be a little too thin on the outside and a little too hollow on the inside; it is more impressive in group shows than on its own.”

2 comments:

The Hanger-On said...

This post is not intended to disparage the artists' work—though I definitely agree with Roberta Smith—but to demonstrate a similarity in critical reaction to the work of artists in the exhibition Just Kick It Till It Breaks.

Nick said...

Interestingly, Karen Rosenberg ends her Brazda review by noting how Einarsson's post-minimal Scandinavism is "more magnetic" than Brazda's. Is a hierarchy being established here?

(For what it's worth, my metal filings sit in a pile, undrawn to any pole.)