Sergei Jensen 2011
Louise Nevelson 1969

"the leftovers"

Sergei Jensen,
PS1 January 23, 2011 - May 2, 2011

"In a way that connects to postwar art tendencies like French Situationism, Italian Arte Povera and even relational aesthetics, Sergej Jensen emphasizes interactivity and randomness, embraces accident and takes what comes.

(He has a tendency, for example, to take a decidedly unprecious approach to lighting, and usually accepts whatever has carried over from the previous show.)

taken from Roberta Smith's glowing

(on a side note, Sergej Jensen has work up now at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Sewn, orn, and beautiful, they took me by suprise. A certain sadness + triump in these works. Don't miss them!)

louise nevelson, 1969

"Louise Nevelson became renowned during the Abstract Expressionist period for constructing crated assemblages full of wooden items grouped together into monochromatically painted cubic structures. Her aim to reinvigorate found objects with a spiritual life was informed by feminist ideals and Nevelson's strong persona, which inspired multitudinous female artists associated with the women's movement.

Influenced by Duchamp's found object sculptures, Nevelson sought to build abstract wooden environments, painted gold, black, or white, that obscured original content to historicize debris with a second, more mysterious narrative life. The narratives in her artwork originated from her personal migration history as a Jewish woman who relocated to America, and from her active life in New York's artistic community. "

taken from here...