By Jennie Waldow
DEC 21-JAN 22 | Art Books
Materially detached from Birnbaums finished products, her working documents chart the theoretical motivations behind each piece, along with the novel technical solutions she devised to translate thorny concepts into external space. While this is not a publication for the casual reader, its complexity and resolute physical presence dovetail with the concerns of Birnbaums body of work, linking means and ends.
By Amanda Gluibizzi
JULY/AUG 2023 | ArtSeen
We could compare it to storyboards, as indeed, the gallery does, but Sillman allows us more control than were given when watching a movie. Were not simply passive viewers; through our agency the objects are activated. In this way, though monochromatic and hard and made after the moves of paintingand therefore unlike Sillmans limpid drawings, with their transparent medium and evident switchbacksTemporary Object bears an important resemblance to the drawings included throughout and testifies to the artists process.