~MARTIN CREED . . PIX FROM THE OPENING
OPENED NOV 8, 2013.
the show runs thru DEC 21, 2013.
GAVIN BROWN’S enterprise – 620 GREENWICH ST – WEST SIDE, NYC.
a Brit model of an American car. the driver’s side was on the right hand side. the car pops to life every few minutes. first the ignition comes on, purrs very loud. then the doors and trunk and hood pop open, and a soundtrack engages that mimics a real time sports radio.
it is very surprising, when it engages.
inside, the pyramid.
Pyramids seem to hold a special attraction to this artist.
so when you’re good and sick of ‘dots’ . . you know where to head.
unlike that 2010 ‘male rising’ clip . . this one spoke to bio ‘fragility’.
the subjects were ‘physically’ challenged, ‘gravity’ was a challenge.
let’s just say they were various: ‘gimpy’, and leave it at that.
this guy was my fave. even though he looked to be all there . . he had to hop across that intersection, which just happens to be the intersection that faces the gallery at Greenwich. check: the Fed Ex office.
though it did oddly also reference . . the BEATLES.
I had no issues, since the accompanying music, a song composed and performed by Martin Creed himself .. was so snappy. so snappy it made me want to dance.
a dancing fool, not so far ‘mentally’ from the impaired ‘strollers’ ? hmm.
a dancing fool .. in close proximity to the physically impaired ?!!
it was a strange tension, to feel so moved to move, while witnessing people who barely .. could.
THE BHQF vs the impaired, now there’s a thought.
hmm, why are these paintings so much more interesting so small, as opposed to large ?
MARTIN CREED, ‘Work No. 1749’, Gabriella, 2013. Acrylic on canvas, 12-3/4 x 9-1/8 in.
intersecting the space:
MARTIN CREED, ‘Work No. 1784’, 2013. I-Beams. 97-3/4 x 240 x 6-1/2 in.
there’s brick walls, and then, there’s brick walls.
you can run into a brick wall, but there’s always … eventually, the corner where it ends, and you can do a ‘turn around’.
in life, as in art. as the saying goes.
a nice definition of: finite.
while the ‘principle’ itself, is: infinite.
come to think on it, that’s alot of what this show is about . . hidden order.
MARTIN CREED, ‘WORK NO. TBC”, Acrylic on canvas, 18-7/8 x 15 -7/8
yep, with the contemporary art world in a bonafide fever, this season . .
it’s the whip smart pyramid-obsessed Brit, MARTIN CREED vs. the Japanese dot-obsessed 84 yr. old dame, YAYOI KUSAMA.
like I said, when you’re tired of being ‘dotty’, you can go get . . ‘lucky’.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH