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Jackie Winsor

Paula Cooper Gallery | 529 West 21st Street

Five new sculptures indicate that Jackie Winsor is shifting from the deliberately antiformal structures of her previous work. Her preoccupation with natural materials—logs, hemp, etc.—has been tempered by the addition of more “manufactured” ingredients—sheet rock, wire, staples and lumberyard wood. But her emphasis on the rigors of the construction process remains.

All the new pieces are variations on the cube shape which range from about 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 feet in size. This is in itself a departure for Winsor—much of her previous work was considerably larger and involved many different kinds of forms. Two pieces indicating her transition from rough to more refined materials consisted of vertical sticks, each supporting meticulously wrapped balls of twine that butted against each other to form the sculpture’s central core. One consisted of 49 sticks (7 x 7) with three layers of hemp twine

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