Los Angeles

Joseph Nyiri

Orr's Gallery, San Diego

Nyiri works very competently and freely within the tradition of welded sculpture, eschewing gimmicks and obviously believing in what he’s doing. Even his tendency to overwork his surfaces springs from a commendable concern with making, rather than merely accepting. He could be a little more ruthless with the space he expropriates, and more restless, but these are not matters sufficient to vitiate the overall impression of solidity his work conveys. In Cytology of a Whale, he does get restless under the constraints of mere physics, and effects a truly telling and passionate piece. It will be interesting to see what time will add to him.

John Reuschel