Lucy Skaer/Anita Di Bianco

Schau Ort

The work of Lucy Skaer and Anita Di Bianco is connected by the artists’ strategies of appropriation and by their decontextualization and defamiliarization of appropriated materials. The two artists occasionally collaborate on projects; Skaer tends to use photographic materials as sources for works in various media, while Di Bianco’s film and video work is frequently based on literary texts and figures. This show, “Minor Characters,” was an elegant presentation not of collaborative work but of five autonomous pieces.

Skaer often makes use of drawing and sculpture, and her four works here, all titled after cards of the tarot deck, provide a good example of her recent work. The large-format pencil drawing Death (all works 2006), presented as an installation, is based on a photograph of a whale skeleton. Made up of countless tiny spirals creating a kind of matrix, the framework of the bones

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