Los Angeles

Richard Rezac

Marc Foxx Gallery

Richard Rezac’s arrangements seem at first like shelved maquettes for Minimalist sculpture, rejected plans for modernist buildings, or scrapped industrial-design prototypes. Each delivers the appropriate visual codes but seems to have lost all logic. His subtle works seduce the viewer into reconciling what appears orderly because it looks familiar with what seems out of whack but actually follows its own internal reasoning.

Of the nine works in the show, two stood out in particular. Untitled (99-07), 1999, hangs from the ceiling at eye level, challenging the viewer to figure out its structure. The piece is composed of long rectangular wood blocks in three sizes, joined along their long edges to create a form resembling a drop-leaf table with its two leaves hanging straight down at its sides. The top corner blocks are large, like capitals atop columns, and the work evokes the simple, balanced

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