New York

Richard Artschwager

Richard Artschwager, over the distance of 40 ink drawings, subjects six objects (door, window, table, basket, mirror and rug) to an incredible number of permutations and arrangements. The variety, like the crevices of Artschwager’s mind, seems infinite. A multitude of pictorial, philosophical and spatial points of view are covered, and the implications are wicked.

Things start out simply enough; it’s a little like rearranging the furniture. Baskets go on tables, beneath them, or on rugs; they are big, little, cylindrical, squat. Likewise, a rug can be on the floor or the table, if one can take the word to suggest tablecloth or placemat. The spatial variety is equally amazing. The objects can be visible through the window or door, or reflected in the mirror. There are various views from beneath the table although Artschwager eventually surveys the changing scene either head-on or from a

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