Review~ Barry X Ball

Barry X Ball Remaking Sculpture Nasher Sculpture Center [link]Dallas, TX January 25 – April 19, 2020 Re-embodying the nostalgic spirit of classical sculpture in the contemporary age of mechano-digital reproduction parallels the “digitized consciousness” quandary, wherein fidelity of replication manifests the soul. This sculpture –akin to photographic processes of pointing, shooting, and printing— maps the… Continue reading Review~ Barry X Ball

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~ Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami Published on EUTOPIA: Contemporary Art Reveiw, July 24, 2018 The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg Jun 10, 2018 – Sep 16, 2018 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth [link] Utilizing the “dumb” vocabulary of pop to socially critique the toxic issues of empty cuteness and diversion, early Murakami’s sardonic hook was unfortunately… Continue reading Review~ Takashi Murakami

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

Review ~ Frances Bagley

Frances Bagley The Lay of the Land Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Dallas [link] EUTOPIA: Contemporary Art Review Articulated tendons of steel suggest a global meta-architecture, tenuously propped, stretched and weighted. Signifiers affix the stabilizers, clamps and levels calling out for attendance to maintain and gauge the structural precarity. The “apparatus” manifests woes and catastrophe at each junction: sculptural ice floes leak… Continue reading Review ~ Frances Bagley