New York

Fred Sandback

Heiner Friedrich Gallery

Three separate pieces, installed at different times over an interval of several weeks, comprised Fred Sandback’s most recent show. The idea of three installations would seem to stress the fact that the minimal is most important in his work; otherwise, we can assume all three could have been managed in the space simultaneously. The concept is a flattering one for Sandback, since it supports his creation of a perfect space within the vastness of the entire gallery.

All three pieces are constructed with Sand back’s trademark—black yarn, strung in various configurations from floor to ceiling. Breaking into designs in variations on straight lines, the yarn sets up inferences of geometric shapes and modules. It travels from floor to ceiling in a straight line from either end of another piece that travels along the floor and then up to the ceiling again, etc. Neatly aligned, any “displacement” of

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