New York

Marco Gastini

John Weber Gallery

I know nothing about Marco Gastini. I did not ask anything about him. I have never seen any of his other work, and I have never read anything about him. So there, in the empty gallery, I had nothing to fall back on. I could be a naif. I prepared myself to be “uninitiated,” and operated under those conditions.

The show consisted of a large number of different-sized, but rather smallish canvases. These were arranged at random, as far as I could tell, although there was a vague crosslike arrangement on one of the walls. Each wall was covered from top to bottom, although not necessarily side to side from top to bottom. Whether they went together as one room, or as separate walls, was absolutely not clear (and maybe not important). Anyhow, on some, but not all, of the canvases were lines. On some, but not all, of the canvases with lines, there were short, horizontal shaky lines, none covering

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