Los Angeles

Peter Zecher

Eugenia Butler Gallery

Not so Peter Zecher’s “Objects,” friendly conglomerations of Dada, assemblage, Pop, “new materials” and funk. They are based quite openly on juxtapositions, abutments of word and image, image and material, and material and the object itself. There are nine comfortably sized objects (life-size to table-top) in the front gallery, and four more two-dimensional, picturesque (and nowhere near as good) pieces in the back. The nine in front are: 1) “fish” scripted in blue neon inside a water-filled glass sausage atop a corrugated glossy green mount; 2) a small, seven-deep arrangement of fuzzy grey “frames” holding an hourglassful of red sparkle, with “LOST IN THOUGHT” lettered, upright and upside down on the glass; 3) a teapot, surfaced like a crumb doughnut, with an ear handle inside a large glass bell jar; 4) a soft, rubbery U.S. map stretched over an oval drumhead, reading “ONLY—ART IS A THIN

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