Drew Zeiba

  • picks November 20, 2019

    Liz Craft

    Walking down Chinatown’s streets, I try to avoid all manner of tourist and shopper, sagging grate and cellar door. Visiting Baby Company didn’t free me of these urban acrobatics. The materials of the city itself, such as bricks, manhole covers, drains, and even its very own citizens, appear in Liz Craft’s solo exhibition, “Escape From New York.” Five flat aluminum figures—either standing contrapposto or pushed up against a wall, lying down or sitting on the floor—populate the gallery. Like the pedestrians rushing outside, these individuals can’t be ignored, even though they’re stock-still.

  • picks July 03, 2019

    “Vernacular Interior”

    Houses and their insides are one thing, but homes are fickle and fluid; they are made and remade, found or not, in unfixed images and half-formed memories. In “Vernacular Interior,” a group show curated by Adeze Wilford, home is both a problem and a product of vision. Genevieve Gaignard’s Dynasty, 2018, is a golden-hued photograph of a spiritless woman reclining on a leather couch; beside her is an end table overwhelmed with framed family snapshots. Chambre Parentale (Parental Room), 2019, an oil on linen by Esteban Jefferson, depicts pictures on walls that are wrapped and taped up—their crinkly