new-york

Robert Rohm

O.K. Harris Gallery

The show was made of varied materials and elements: lumber, sandbags, steel reinforcing rods, stained rope, and hook lamps like the ones mechanics use. The pieces were experienced in terms of surface, weight, rigidity versus flexibility, and illumination.

One had to enter the gallery by walking up a ramp of loose planks onto a plywood platform raised about two feet off the floor and running along a wall to the nearest corner. Another ramp brought one to the gallery floor. The gallery was lighted only by the hook lamps, which were part of three of the pieces, and by a little daylight leaking from the shaded windows. Two hook lamps were placed under the platform entrance, one at either end of a long skeletal frame of reinforcing rods. Although the platform was visibly supported by a pair of low sawhorses, the steel grid frame seemed to be holding open the space underneath for examination, a

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