New York

Allan Wexler

Ronald Feldman Gallery

During Allan Wexler’s exhibition entitled “Table/Building/Landscape,” the gallery resembled a laboratory in which the individual works appeared less as discrete objects than as the proliferating evidence of invention. The main gallery was dedicated to 30 propositions Wexler developed last spring for the DeCordova Museum Sculpture Garden. Each glass-and-wood vitrine contained a small model for an outdoor eating space tailored to the hilly museum grounds. Table and chair legs were extended with strapped-on appendages, wheels, or other peculiar amendments to accommodate the demands of the tipped site. The ordinary conventions and simple materials of model-building yielded uncommon solutions to the requirements for a stable, horizontal eating surface.

In a separate series, incongruous arrangements of objects on six rectangular tables with white clothes proposed a witty meditation on communal

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