new-york

Donald Judd

Leo Castelli Gallery downtown

For the past few years Donald Judd’s work has also dealt with altering and adjusting the relationship between outside and inside, but since he confines his investigations to sculptural forms, the viewer has something concrete on which to test his perceptions. These forms are, in themselves, less complex than his earlier constructions that explored seriality and progression. Many of these newer works are variations and manipulations of a simple cube.

One of the two in the current show was a reiteration in steel plate of a 1974 plywood work, a 3 x 5 x 5’ cube with its “lid” slanting down into the box from the top of one edge to the bottom of that directly opposite. The two wedges this produces—one of material, the other of space—relate directly to the large installation piece that dominated the exhibition, and which expanded the outside/ inside relationship to include the gallery’s space as

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