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Fred Sandback

The Chinati Foundation

For the past thirty-five years Fred Sandback has been creating barely-there yarn installations that exist somewhere between object and line, sculpture and drawing. The thin fuzzy line of Sandback's yarn is chock-full of an art-historical spatial discourse that connects his work to both Alberto Giacometti and Barnett Newman, who seem to provide some of the groundwork for Sandback—as do Karl Ioganson's “Constructions” in wire and string, though those lines are resolutely unfuzzy. (Sandback's prints, not on view here, bear a striking resemblance to Ioganson's drawings.)

Sandback's current exhibition comprises six site-specific yarn constructions and three recent wooden reliefs interspersed throughout the U-shaped space of the Chinati Foundation's temporary gallery (all works Untitled). Across from the entrance in the northeast corner is a large yellow tilted triangle stretched between

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