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Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel

Public Art Fund | City Hall Park

All of the work by Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel that I have seen up to now has been in spatial contexts that were defined and enclosed. Whether in small spaces, such as the display windows of the New Museum, or large ones, such as the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, their complex but spare compositions always had a concentrated impact. The clearly perceptible limits inherent in such spaces enhanced the basic forms and kinetic elements used by these artists and their wonderful sense of materials as catalytic ingredients. I was curious to see how they would work without the restrictions of a contained space, in an open, outdoor area that was relatively formless in comparison to their earlier installation sites.

Their latest work is an installation, Pananemone, 1987, sponsored by the Public Art Fund Inc., in City Hall Park in downtown Manhattan, a small park landscaped with trees, shrubs, and

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