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William Tucker

Feigen Gallery

The English sculptor William Tucker makes his American debut at the Feigen Gallery with a group of works done over the past three years. Tucker is one of the new “conceptual form” sculptors who works almost exclusively with regular geometric forms, both planar and solid, disposed rhythmically through space in sequential fashion. Working in polychrome metal, plastics, and wood, his pieces are given an industrial finish consonant with their idealized Platonic forms. Tucker’s intellectualized perfection of image and execution does not lead to hackneyed Purist sterilities however. Skillful articulation gives each of his pieces vigor and infuses them with a “pneuma” organic and easy. As ever, the lesson is not what it is but how it’s put together. Tucker kicks up simple and basic contrasts to the level of revelations in perception. In “Meru III” symmetrically ascending and descending stepped

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