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View of “Assisted,” 2015–16.

“Assisted”

Kavi Gupta Gallery | Washington Blvd

View of “Assisted,” 2015–16.

“Assisted,” a vibrant group exhibition curated by Jessica Stockholder, was predominantly installed on the second floor of Kavi Gupta, above Stockholder’s concurrent solo show “Door Hinges.” Many of the artists included were either Stockholder’s friends or her former pupils; she had selected them based on a mutual interest in the “potential of alternative exhibition modalities.” This theme of nonconformist show organization, stressed throughout “Assisted,” was introduced with the placement of Tony Tasset’s Cup (2), 2013—a bronze cast, painted white, of a spirally torn Styrofoam cup—atop one of Stockholder’s new ground-floor sculptures. Such a gesture could be read as an extension of Stockholder’s ongoing practice of placing formal elements in dialogue with materials not traditionally valued by high culture (e.g., trash, industrial objects, the presentational apparatus

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