San Francisco

Rosana Castrillo Diaz

Anthony Meier Fine Arts

Office supplies have been a consistent subject of and medium in Rosana Castrillo Diaz’s demure art for the past few years. Over that time, she has become known for near-invisible Scotch-tape installations and exquisitely detailed drawings of stacks of paper, notebook spines, and wads of rubber bands. Castrillo Diaz’s recent exhibition took things a step further, revealing both the effectiveness and the shortcomings of a practice reliant on obsessive detail.

The show’s visually elusive centerpiece was a 2007 work (all works untitled) constructed from loops of transparent tape affixed not to the wall but to each other, forming clusters of larger circular forms. These hang on pins that extend from the wall, so that the tape forms seem to float parallel to the vertical surface at slightly varying distances (looking at the work head-on, the circular lines look razor thin and appear to be

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