Vincenzo Agnetti

Ronald Feldman Gallery

Vincenzo Agnetti has been active a good while now, and as a result his work seems comfortable, seems to fit. It has an ease of conception, and an equal ease of execution, that gives it a charm utterly absent from the anxious, unsettling work of many younger Europeans. Nor does he suffer from any inhibition concerning media, using whatever seems appropriate or necessary at the moment. He is equally at home making paintings or sculpture, taking photographs, performing, writing or working with combinations of any of these disciplines.

4 Titles, the four pieces exhibited at Ronald Feldman, illustrate the point perfectly. Ostensibly sculpture, each piece is a witty juxtaposition of black-and-white photograph and metal construction. In each case the photograph shows a rather absurd yet ordinary event—a man picking up an armful of envelopes; a man tripping, hidden behind a cascade of the envelopes

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