Review~ Ian F. Thomas

Ian F. Thomas To Nowhere Thomas Hunter Project SpaceHunter CollegeNew York, NY published on EUTOPIA: Contemporary Art Review Cast ceramic, Glass Reinforced Gypsum, Steel, 2019 Metaphorical symbology lays thick: the rising tide lifts only one boat, the 1% will never be occupied, or “life of pi” meets “an inconvenient truth.” Choose your insoluble outrage. The… Continue reading Review~ Ian F. Thomas

Review ~ Sterling Ruby

Sterling Ruby Sterling Ruby: SculptureNasher Sculpture Center [link]Dallas published on EUTOPIA: Contemporary Art Review [link] Totems and tombstones, massive monuments preserved under rich, goopy surfaces: it is monstrous modernism made casual plaything. Scrawled epitaphs mar the surface subverting the potentially grand, ethotic universal message into simplistic mantras. This coifed contempt –decades of epic expenditures undercut… Continue reading Review ~ Sterling Ruby

Review ~ Urs Fischer

2014-2019 Eutopia: Contemporary Art Review

Published on EUTOPIA: Contemporary Art Review, October 9, 2018 Urs Fischer PLAY with choreography by Madeline Hollander Gagosian, Chelsea, NY [link] September 6 – October 13, 2018 While gawking in silent awe at the peacefully rotating chairs in the center of the gallery a swarm of thirty-odd morons crashed through the doors and attacked the… Continue reading Review ~ Urs Fischer

Review ~ Numen/For Use

Numen/For Use Tape Tokyo 02 “Grand Projects: How Far Will You Go?” by Exhibition Director, Naoko Aono 21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo [link] ARTICLE Tethered and taught, 21,120 meters of tape stretch into a translucent organ, squeaking and groaning as squirming, curious museum goers crawl through its aortal expanses. Choosing populist excess –cheap tape and labor… Continue reading Review ~ Numen/For Use

Review ~ Tom Sachs

published on EUTOPIA: Contemporary Art Review Tom Sachs Tea Ceremony Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas [link] Sachs’ new focus, in coopting and hyperventilating the “religion” of the Japanese tea ceremony, manifests as highly American provisional approximations. Embodying the reductive apparatus of utilitarianism whereby traditional systems or concepts can become lightweight, cheap and nomadic embraces Eco’s “Travels… Continue reading Review ~ Tom Sachs

Review ~ Doug Aitken

Doug Aitken Electric Earth Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas [link] EUTOPIA: Contemporary Art Review Gloriously composed, the polished production of Aitken’s work is problematic. The mundane becomes transcendent, a sublimation of the common provoking a desire to romanticize the surreal playgrounds of parking lots, diners, deserts and seedy hotels. These overlooked,… Continue reading Review ~ Doug Aitken