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Carl Andre

Sperone Westwater

Carl Andre’s new work comes out of the cardinal series (the beginnings of which were exhibited at the John Weber gallery in 1972) and out of pieces which appropriate, rather completely, the entire space of a room (as did work shown here early in Andre’s career, and work shown since then in LA, at the old Dwan Gallery and Ace Gallery, an in Europe). The new pieces are called Triodes, a word that Andre derived from the combination of the Greek words tri and hodos (meaning “three” and “path” or “way” respectively). The Triodes are like the Cardinals in tat they project from the base of a wall out into a room; their numerical make-up is also emphasized, as is the reflection of the metal (here copper) onto the wall, something even more obvious in the Deck series of 1974 than in the Cardinals.

However, unlike either, the Triodes also extend along the base of the wall, so their reflections are

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