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Ann Veronica Janssens, Untitled (blue glitter), 2015, glitter, dimensions variable.

Ann Veronica Janssens

Bortolami Gallery

Ann Veronica Janssens, Untitled (blue glitter), 2015, glitter, dimensions variable.

A whisper of a show, spare to the point of near-disappearance, Ann Veronica Janssens’s recent exhibition at Bortolami—the Belgium-based artist’s solo debut at the gallery, timed to coincide with the first American museum survey of her work, at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas—provided a modest glimpse into her range of sculptural, spatial, and atmospheric concerns, and a sense of both the strengths and limitations of her practice. Though obviously a temperamental descendant of the Light and Space artists, Janssens, who has shown widely in Europe, also derives formal strategies from the projected-image work of post-Minimalists such as Anthony McCall. Taken together, the limited selection on view here hinted at the low-key perceptual poetics that underpin her project, but individually the works’ effects were often so subtle and ambiguous that their stated ambitions—to

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