reviews

  • Mamiko Otsubo, Untitled (Glass Horizon with Ball), 2012, glass, rubber ball, wood, museum board, 24 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/2".

    Mamiko Otsubo

    Sean Horton (presents)

    A sculpture called Equivalent, 2012, neatly sums up the premise of Mamiko Otsubo’s exhibition. The work is partly composed of used copies of a mass-market edition of the 1946 book Selected Writings of Gertrude Stein, which the artist has laid out on the floor in neat rows. Toward one end of the arrangement, cast-silicone tablets stand in for the books. A rose is a rose is a rose—or is it? What precisely constitutes an equivalent? In search of possible answers, Otsubo creates relationships between things that are approximately the same, tying them together with loose association, puns, and

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