Eugenia Bell

  • Treasure, 2004.
    picks April 01, 2005

    Rezi van Lankveld

    Rezi van Lankveld’s unusual technique involves pouring paint onto flat panels placed on the floor and, in a process rather like reading tea leaves, conjuring an image out of the patterns formed. It may seem haphazard, but what she divines from the random mess is nothing less than inspired. Her technique has a more profound effect when the result is less like finger painting in chocolate syrup, as in Give and take twist and kill, 2005, and more shambolic, as in Treasure or Second nature, both 2004. The almost baroque apparitions in Souvenir and Ideas of solution, both 2005, with their blotted-out

  • Library Table, 2005. Installation view.
    picks March 22, 2005

    Goshka Macuga

    This modest show collects five books, two framed tooled-leather pieces, and a customized reading desk and lamps, and takes the ambition and scope of Goshka Macuga’s previous installations down to a more tactile level. Existing artist’s monographs—on Duchamp, Picabia, Warhol, Kippenberger, and Polke—are repackaged in leather covers tooled to represent imaginatively reinterpreted works by the respective artists. The Complete Works of Marcel Duchamp (After Marcel Duchamp—Selected Details After Cranach and Relâche) (all works 2005), covered in unstained sheepskin, features Adam and Eve, a play on