Frances Richard

  • Joana Rosa

    Doodling is an obsessive activity, yielding images that are transitory, private, open-ended, repetitive—a visual stream of consciousness. “Doodles,” Joana Rosa’s second so-titled show in New York, made witty and graceful use of this fragile art form. Elaborating a strategy familiar to all compulsive fillers of blank space, she chose a few emblematic figures and drew them over and over, seeking to understand exactly how they were made.

    Rosa’s first figure was a ballerina, clad in toe-shoes and black leotard, a leggy, sinuous creature that might have been lifted from a dancewear catalogue illustrated

  • Rudolf Stingel

    An expression of American mass-produced plenty and the lifestyle that goes with it, wall-to-wall carpeting indirectly serves grander, Modernist ideas about the rationalization of space, and, like other grand Modernist ideas, wall-to-wall seems to interest Rudolf Stingel. But, as displayed in his current installation, his interest in human interaction with architectural contexts, as well as in the affect of pure color and its reciprocal relationships with texture and scale, proposes a playful hybrid of formal purity and visual extremes, a Modernism on drugs.

    This version of Stingel’s signature