Arts Coverage and Review

August 19, 2017

Author: Austin Thomas

Recent Articles

Etel Adnan

Ninety years young, with a room of her own at this year’s Whitney Biennial, Etel Adnan has an exhibition up now at Callicoon Fine Arts through May 25, 2014 at 124 Forsyth Street and at the gallery’s new, additional location, 49 Delancey Street.  Coinciding with the exhibition, is a two-volume book, hailed as a landmark edition following Adnan’s work from the “infernal elegies of the 1960s to the ethereal meditations of her later poems, to form a portrait of an extraordinarily impassioned and prescient life.” I feel cheated.  Why am I just learning about this prescient artist now?  I just put all her books on …continue reading

Rob Fischer ‘Good Weather’

Using repurposed materials, primarily wood flooring, welded with steel and composed with high notes of glass, Rob Fischer sculpts a lens with which to live-in or pretend in.  Situated in a gallery but meant for the outdoors and open to the sky, Fischer’s Good Weather (Glass House) is uncharacteristically fascinating and whimsical. At Derek Eller, Fischer incorporates strategically hand-colored panels that serve as one’s sole protection from the elements.  Fischer’s ‘Glass House’ is without a roof, and, instead of using the landscape as wallpaper as Philip Johnson did, Fischer paints in color, adding to an interior landscape. That is necessary for this artist who lives …continue reading