Lisa Anne Auerbach

  • Jim Isermann

    In two shows, two blocks apart, 12 years of Jim Isermann’s multicolored work was on display. “Highlights,” a miniretrospective at Sue Spaid Fine Art, showcased chairs, rug hookings, a clock, a lamp, a stained-glass window, two wacky bean bag chairs, and some bold geometric paintings. Isermann’s work has the overwhelming flavor of homemade, handcrafted Op Art, probably because he made everything himself (except the chairs). In this survey of eleven works, the variety of materials suggested a frenetic manufacturing.

    Though these pieces border on craft, their high quality, size, and careful fabrication