new-york

5-Man Show

Royal Marks Gallery

A five-man exhibition, containing some works of monumental proportions, has been pressed into the restrained space of the Royal Marks Gallery. A lot of wall has been given over to Howard Jones, a “hot-information” constructivist. On a simple level Jones might be described as an ardent McLuhanite. Having given up his silhouette images of corporation men covered by gridworks of electric lights, Jones’ recent work retains the light patterns alone. These electrical systems are “hotted up” by complex, changing repeat patterns, often more than a hundred, and by electronic sound effects which can be modulated at will. They are now broad planes of pure pictorial information, sometimes played over by a disc image and sometimes set beside cooling panels of the same dimensions and colors.

Roger Bolomey has made a startling reversal. His Expressionist crags and gullies, cast in polyurethane and aluminum,

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