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Ross Knight

Team Gallery | Grand Street

Ross Knight’s recent exhibition drew on influences spanning the socioeconomic spectrum: the emptied-out, less-is-more design of a tony, Minimalist-inspired loft; the lightweight, portable architecture of the corporate trade show; and the sloppy, catch-as-catch-can facture of the homeless encampment. The artist’s boxy, maquette-like constructions of corrugated vinyl sheeting, held together with Velcro or fastened onto armatures of aluminum piping, come in an array of basic shapes—rectangular solids, vertical planes, a prism standing on edge—all assembled as crudely as possible and adorned with slapped-on coats of paint.

Although in conversation the artist confirmed that the entire show could be taken apart and stowed in the back of a minivan, the sculptures had a monumental presence that greatly changed the look and feel of the gallery. As you moved around the leaning, wobbly constructions,

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