new-york

Barbara Zucker

A.I.R. Gallery

It is difficult to know what to do with Barbara Zucker’s show at A.I.R. Common to the four pieces in her show was what could be called a flat blob of latex, which in one case wasn’t latex at all, but plaster. Two of the works related to painting, if for no other reason than by being on the wall. One of them consisted of small latex blobs dispersed on a large sheet of white paper tacked to the wall; the dispersal was allover, and tufts of kapok were stuck on or stuck out of most of the latex blobs. The other work was similar but without the mediation of paper between the latex and the wall. This work took place high up on the wall and extended onto the ceiling occupying equal parts of wall and ceiling; and in this piece there was no kapok and some of the latex blobs were colored red. A third piece consisted of white plaster pancakelike blobs which occupied a seven-foot square (approximate)

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