1 WADE GUYTON AT THE CARNEGIE INTERNATIONAL (CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART, PITTSBURGH) Given the human taste for schadenfreude, what could be more disagreeable than to discover that a pair of installations by one of the moment’s hottest art stars all but stole the show? Commandeering two separate spaces outside the galleries proper, Guyton decorated the first, a dismantled cloakroom complete with the glue-stain traces of a deinstalled carpet, with four of his next-to-nothing abstractionsand a pair of old sofas. By contrast, the patrician luxury of the “Founder’s Room” afforded the setting for a suite of the artist’s famously flaming canvases lined up cheek by jowl against a single wall. As precise as it was playful, Guyton’s “upstairs/downstairs” twofer made the whole plant hum.
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