New York

Robin Hill

Lennon, Weinberg

For this exhibition of new sculptures and drawings, Robin Hill made four thousand casts of paper cups and dyed them ballpoint-pen blue. Unlike Bruce Nauman’s cast of the underside of a chair, Hill’s casts make no attempt to evoke the thing itself through its negative; rather, they chart an open territory. Lined up to create patterns that wheel and spin across the floor, Hill’s uniform units suggest a gargantuan spirograph. There were three sculptures formed from lots of casts, all untitled, taking over most of the floor space. These sculptures were all quite gracious—lots of floor shone through—and when they ran into a wall or column, they broke politely, as if in deference to the permanent structures. One sculpture came up against a radiator but was stubby enough to continue its spirited march beneath it.

Mapping out the movements and forms within these sculptures were five monumental

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