San Francisco

Lionell Gaze

Lawson De Celle Gallery

Through an eccentric disposition that has a cursory similarity to Richard Shaw, Lionell Gaze exploits both historical antecedent and mundane familiarities in his work. Glaze is an unconventional reductivist who extrapolates common forms and invests them with extended meanings. Last year he constructed a life-size wallboard model of Daumier’s jury box and had legislative journals delivered to the installation daily. His current work, titled Connotative Appendages, has baser origins, displaying consideration for both the salon tradition and circus milieu. Glaze shows 35 works in which an anatomical part has been drawn on cardboard, hard rubber or soft rubber, and an opening created for insertion of the appropriate appendage. One entire wall of the gallery is hung floor to ceiling in the 19th-century tradition, and in another portion of the space, photographs of the works in operation are

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