Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Lohin Geduld Gallery
531 West 25th Street, NYC
Extended through June 22, 2007

During this delightful caesura in my performance schedule, I'm feasting on the best of our city. The show of Nicolas Carone sculpture at Lohin Geduld amazes. I wasn't going to post it, because by the time I got there, it was the last day of the show. Deus ex machina: an extension! So, please, try to visit!

Entering the gallery, you are welcomed into a gathering of faces characterized by repose, depth, and familiarity. We are so far from the disembodied, art-deco coolness of Brancusi's heads. Carone has filled the room with people you recognize, people you know, even friends. I couldn't shake the feeling that this assembly had been waiting for me. My mind went to the Fayoum portraits I saw at the Menil Collection while living in Houston. Those faces—so familiar across the centuries—made the past seem present. Carone's faces make the present seem a part of the eternal and offer the promise of permanence to the relationships that make our daily lives precious.

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