Andrew Russeth previews a two gallery exhibition of work by Daniel Buren: Electricity … Fabric … Paint … Paper … Vinyl: Works in Situ & Situated Works From 1968-2013 at Bortolami and Petzel Gallery, New York, both on view January 10 - February 16, 2013.
Russeth writes that both shows include "installations made with striped paper... when the exhibition closes on Feb. 16, all of the paper will simply be thrown out. They are what Mr. Buren calls in situ pieces, works designed for a specific location. Once the papers are taken off the wall, their short lives as artworks are over... 'My painting, at the limit, can only signify itself,' Mr. Buren told an interviewer in 1968, as the group [BMPT] was gaining attention. 'It is. So much so, and so well, that anyone can make it and claim it.' "
Joanne Mattera photo blogs a range of paintings on view at the Armory Week art fairs.
She writes that the paintings on view encompassed "a range of esthetic and material expression. Here it includes the mineral pigments of Suzan Frecon, to the egg tempera and gold leaf of Mary Obering, to the puddled paint of Ian Davenport, to the fiber-optic fabric of Daniel Buren's sculptural painting."
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