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Marilyn Lerner

Zabriskie Gallery

Offering herself some lively and refreshing alternatives to Minimal art or to other current trends such as process oriented sculpture, conceptualized projects, or earthworks, Marilyn Lerner makes her one-man debut at the Zabriskie Gallery. With accomplished craft Miss Lerner displays a heterogeneous group of laminated wood sculptures, sometimes encased in plastic, sprayed partially with bright color, softly dyed, varnished to a high gloss, or simply left to expose the natural textures of the different woods used in laminating. It is obvious from this first show that the printmaker turned sculptress is exploring as many ways as she can to work both with her preferred materials (a rich array of dark and light woods, variously treated) and with her most characteristic imagery (wave and ripple patterns, simple shafts or boxes, sleek runways). Already she has drawn from several perhaps too

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