New York

Tony Feher

D’Amelio Terras

Five bright pink fan-shaped pieces of polystyrene, each four feet high, a foot deep, and eight feet wide, were laid out on the gallery floor for Tony Feher’s recent exhibition. Taking literally the appellation of construction company Owens Corning’s Fanfold insulation—plainly printed on the verso of each object—Feher simply partially unfolded the pink sheets around a central pivot to make them appear like fans resting on the ground. Each was titled Blossom, 2009, as was the exhibition itself.

A selection of Minimalist tropes are here present and correct: monochromatic color, the emphasis on scale, the deployment of rhythmic repetition, the use of industrial materials, the withdrawal of the artist’s hand, and the corresponding rise in the importance of the viewer’s role. These are taken as given. But the cumulative impression created by these objects at first hand—the cherry-blossom hue and

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