New York

Winifred Lutz

Marilyn Pearl Gallery

With all her classically good skill intact, Winifred Lutz’s new works are something of a disappointment. The large standing piece composed of triangulated towers is so handsome in material and execution as to detract from its possible toughness; her door/ archway so minimal as to be incomplete; the wall pieces, framed and presented as collaged drawings, so busy and clever as to be confusing and weak.

The tower, composed of two jutting, angled planes and a compressed passage in between, embodies exactly those attributes that made former works sculpturally impressive—perfected tension and balance, and especially an insistence on constant movement in and around the piece. What is new is the slickness of the wood, perfectly planed and finished. Pegged together carefully, pieces alternated between the horizontal and the vertical to give a surface pattern to the work. Again, each element is

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