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Vincent Fecteau, Untitled, 2011, gypsum cement, resin clay, acrylic paint, 16 x 24 x 23 5/8".

Vincent Fecteau

Galerie Buchholz | Berlin

Vincent Fecteau, Untitled, 2011, gypsum cement, resin clay, acrylic paint, 16 x 24 x 23 5/8".

Among the new abstract sculptures in Vincent Fecteau’s exhibition in Berlin were the largest that the artist has made until now. They are even bigger than his wall-mounted works exhibited at greengrassi in London in 2010, but all of these new painted sculptures sat on pedestals––three smaller-scale ones (all Untitled, 2011, and previously shown at last year’s Whitney Biennial) on standard rectangular plinths and four larger ones (all Untitled, 2012) on tabletops. The materials—such as foamcore and cardboard—and manageable scale of Fecteau’s previous, similarly displayed works led them to be viewed as architectonic proposals with indeterminate functions and futures; these new works, by contrast, aspire to formal autonomy.

All of the works in this exhibition make positive and negative space into vehicles for compositional dynamism, curling masses around cavities and drawing

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