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Tyler Turkle

Greenberg Wilson Gallery

Tyler Turkle has been working with colored acrylic for a few years now, pouring and then arranging it into various shapes which, when dry, can be peeled from their original surface and stuck like huge decals onto virtually anything flat enough to take them. A few of these were plastered around the gallery here, their two-color schemes abstracted from the cover design of the New Criterion. Nothing is left of the original design but a pair of large puddles of plastic on the floor, both called The Last Criterion, 1989.

But the main attraction here was a series of five large color photographs, each of which depicts a meeting place of land and water. Over the area where the water should be, Turkle has poured his acrylic—again using the pattern of a single primary color with a black band at one end—so that the bright plastic laps up against the edges of the land. Some of the scenes show tree-lined

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