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Leonor Antunes and Amalia Pica

Marc Foxx Gallery

The conceptual impulse behind artmaking typically manifests itself in either indulgently labored or stoically restrained gestures. This two-person exhibition, featuring the work of Portuguese-born, Berlin-based Leonor Antunes and London-based, Argentinean-born Amalia Pica, presented both approaches to Conceptualism as ways to investigate ideas about the organization of and communication across space. Although mounted as two solo shows occupying the same gallery, “Alongside” revealed that Antunes’s and Pica’s respective convictions and formal assertions are not unrelated.

On the east side of the gallery, one first encountered four long hanging sculptures by Antunes, delicate nine-to thirteen-foot-tall constructions of black rope and brass pipes that are part of her 2010 “Chain of Triangles” series. Like a slackened cat’s cradle or a broken rope ladder, each sculpture emulates a path of

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