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  • Jimmy Robert, Untitled, 2010, ink-jet print, wood, 31 1/2 x 31 1/2 x 5".

    Jimmy Robert

    Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (MCA Chicago)

    Jimmy Robert subjects paper to a series of operations that read like an excerpt from Richard Serra’s famous Verb List: to rip, to append, to curl, to stuff, to crumple, to fold, to hang, to lean, to drop. Sturdy ink-jet prints, various paper stocks, found posters, bits of fabric, masking tape, and drawn elements appear collaged together or isolated, in ways that invariably force attention to the sculptural qualities of what we would normally think of as two-dimensional surfaces. If paper hangs on the wall, as it did in Robert’s recent installation of Untitled (Mickael), 2006—part of “

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