new-york

Fred Sandback

Weber Gallery

In his show at Weber, Fred Sandback continues to mark off corners of the gallery’s rooms by spanning them with elastic cord or by spanning them with hypothetical planes defined by elastic cords. Sandback has six pieces in this show, three of which amount to pairs of horizontal, parallel, colored elastic cords attached at each end to adjacent walls of a corner, and in two cases, the cords are parallel horizontally. The third case is a bit more interesting as the two cords are parallel diagonally. That is, the light blue cord about three feet closer to the corner intersection is also a few inches lower on the wall than the outer ochre cord; thereby an illusion of looking up at the two cords is established even though the higher outer cord is exactly at my eye level, which means that most people aren’t really looking up at the cords.

In another piece, two orange cords extend vertically parallel,

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