New York

James Rosenquist

Castelli Gallery

That James Rosenquist still entertains the possibility of creating a fully realized mural scale art (subsequent to his F-111 exhibited last year at the Metropolitan Museum) is once again evidenced by his recent showing at the Castelli Gallery of a new room-filling set of panels called Horse Blinders. The multi-partite work is composed of canvases sprayed and painted with giant photo-montage images and fragments of illusionistic texturing, and of intermediary aluminum corner sections, also partially covered with images. A brush of electrical cable wires, knotholed wood simulations, soupy marbleized atmosphere and cloudy purple or magenta blobs, as well as dissolving appliance parts, a melting lump of butter, and a rainbow finger make up the recognizable material of the panels, though the images themselves are certainly less discernible and more abstracted than those in the F-111 or in many

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