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Men & Math

60 North 6th Street, 718-599-4884
January 26 - March 4, 2007
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One of the stories we tell about men is that they are logical. Capable of abstract thought, good at numbers, interested in straight lines—the kinds of myths we maintain about men and math describe a kind of romance of the rational. How might this stereotype look as a style? New works that makes a fetish of chance, abstraction, and geometry are the focus of this group show.

David Scanvino’s Party Time is a plain eight-foot tall wedge hung on the wall. It pushes subtly into the viewer’s space. If the shape and function of the group of work it is part of is reminiscent of minimalist objects by Robert Morris, its utilitarian material-linoleum tiling specked with flecks of red, yellow and blue-brings to mind catalogues of ready-made office furniture.

Doug Melini takes lines and checks and cultivates them into simultaneously decorative and obsessive fields of color. His large-scale paintings produce effects of optical excess reminiscent of both Pop painting and mindless shopping.

Eduardo Saniere’s drawings, meticulously executed with graphite or scratching on thick white paper, reveal patterns that seem like homages to physical phenomena (like sine waves) and architecture (maybe a Modernist building seen through thick fog).
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