The main focal point of Jim Lambie's multimedia exhibit at Anton Kern gallery are defaced (or let's say "modified") Persian rugs on the walls. Attached to the rugs are tear-drop or round cutouts of aluminum, silver trays, and mirrors. The craftsmanship looks pretty shoddy, and the concept is too elusive to grasp unless it's printed in black and white in the gallery's press release (something about "creating an environment that suggests the possibilities of change"). In the back room, I did see an intriguing assemblage, however: pocketbooks made of jagged, shards of mirror dangle on broken down chairs.
Labels: Art exhibits