New York

David Weinrib

Royal Marks Gallery

Although it is evident from this year’s group of cast plastic sculptures exhibited at the Royal Marks Gallery, that David Weinrib has overcome certain technical difficulties with his medium, it is also clear that the exploitation of its full expressive potential still offers him distinct formal problems. On the one hand, he shows several elegantly achieved pieces, while on the other, he reveals his still Abstract Expressionist attachments, in an unwillingness to abandon notions of assembling and agglomerating separate, multiple forms. Bulbous sacs, barrel shapes and buttressed arcs are often so closely packed or piled together that the full impact of the translucent plastic—with its ability to transmit and hold light radiantly within its substance—is entirely dissipated by an overbearing complexity of forms. The density and baroque interplay of notched blocks and penetrated cylinders with

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