New York

Dorothea Rockburne

Bykert Gallery

Dorothea Rockburne’s new work really is new work. Her work over the last year has undergone such a consistent and complete change that the only continuity maintained with earlier work is the continued use of paper as a physical material forming the work rather than simply receiving the forms of the work. The most significant difference in her new work Drawing Which Makes Itself at Bykert is the replacement of set theory as a structuring principle imposed on the work from without with a logic which structures the work entirely from within it, and as such, the structure of the work and the work itself are not separable, even for discussion.

Though not particularly relevant to it, the inapplicability of conventional categories to Rockburne’s art does present certain problems of how to refer to the works. Rockburne’s new works can be said to be instances of Drawing Which Makes Itself, rather

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