New York

Natalie Bieser

Nancy Hoffmann Gallery

After Stone, Natalie Bieser is admirably frugal in her choice of materials: thin balsa sticks, thread and tiny beads. Bieser has eliminated color from her new pieces; the wood is darkened with graphite, the thread is black; the beads black or silver black. But she continues to deal with the effects of gravity on her relatively weightless materials, arranging them so wood and thread combine to form various closed and open outlines, with the beads accumulating at the lower points on the loops of thread.

These pieces usually consist of two sticks and two pieces of thread with beads. One piece of thread is attached to an end of each piece of wood, the other is attached to the other end of only one of them. Thus, one thing leads to another. Bieser attaches the wood to the wall at slight angles, however she wants them. This determines, without any decision, the outline that the attached piece of

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