New York

Donald Lipski

Paul Kasmin, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.

In this installment of his project called Gathering Dust, 1988, Donald Lipski pinned tiny odds and ends to the gallery walls in loose configurations. From a distance, skewered curiosities—including a four-leaf clover fashioned from rubber bands, a bottle cap covered in wax, and a book of matches folded in a stepped pattern—look like fishing flies or insect specimens. Lipski crafts these items in idle moments from objects he comes across in the course of his daily rounds. The artist seems drawn to the mundane and insignificant, to the kind of objects that get shuffled to the back of desk drawers or settle behind furniture.

Lipski stores his miniature creations in cigar boxes and personally installs them in each new situation. Originally ordered according to material, type, color, or shape, the arrangements are now purely intuitive, and the lack of purposive order highlights the sheer inventive

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