New York

Jacob Feige

Jane Lombard Gallery

That Buckminster Fuller’s influence at present—especially on the heels of a recent Whitney Museum retrospective—is as pervasive as it is amorphous perhaps goes without saying (even if citing such exhibitions nonetheless confuses cause and effect). But given Fuller’s omnipresence, the question becomes, In just what ways does Fuller remain functional for practices in determinate media? It seems safe to say that few such evocations are achieved with paint, a rarity that made Jacob Feige’s recent show at Lombard-Freid, “After Dense Fog,” that much more affecting. In the ten exhibited canvases (of varying sizes, from modest to beseechingly grand), Feige renders nearly photorealistic oil-and-alkyd landscapes; his approach is documentary but also personal, the locations—New York, Colorado, and California—holding “biographical significance” for him, according to the press materials. In these works,

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