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PRINT December 2019

Nicole Eisenman

Nicole Eisenman is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. She is a member of Ridykeulous.

Xylor Jane, 10th Order Magic Square for Planet Earth, 2019, ink and oil on panel, 19 3⁄4 × 19 3⁄4".

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XYLOR JANE (CANADA, NEW YORK)

Jane’s subject matter is the 96 percent of the universe that we’ve never seen. After the longest time I’ve spent in a gallery in ages, I went home to research magic squares, an ancient method for organizing numbers that Jane referenced in her show. I hear that mathematics is under and inside everything—no clue what that means, really, but I can feel the idea of mathematical systems in Jane’s paintings. They hum and shimmer. Their structure appears and dissolves depending on how you adjust your vision, and you have to play with your focus to really see them. She makes Op art a sensuous pleasure.

View of “Cady Noland,” 2018–19, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt. From left: Cady Noland, Corral Gates, 1989; Claes Oldenburg, Bacon/Caport, 1991. Photo: Axel Schneider.

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CADY NOLAND (MUSEUM FÜR MODERNE KUNST, FRANKFURT; CURATED BY SUSANNE PFEFFER)

Psychosis, violence, patriarchy, nationalism, carceralism, dysfunctional structures:

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