Art In America

Cyprien Gaillard

at Gladstone Gallery,
530 W. 21st Street

It's disorienting to walk into an otherwise pristine gallery space and be immediately dwarfed by Cyprien Gaillard's slightly altered demolition-themed readymades. Here the "scooping" parts of excavators, detached from the rest of the machine, are installed around the perimeter of the gallery, their openings facing inward. Gaillard's addition of delicate yellow onyx rods through the holes that once connected these pieces to the excavator arm act to subtly bring these steel monoliths into the realm of decorative art objects.

 

More from the Lookout

Nancy Rubins

at Gagosian,
through Sept. 13
522 W. 21st St.

“Here and Elsewhere”

at New Museum,
through Sept. 28
235 Bowery

Closing

Mel Bochner

at Jewish Museum,
through Sept. 7
1109 Fifth Ave.

Danh Vo

at Public Art Fund,
through Dec. 5
Brooklyn Bridge Park and City Hall Park

“Oil and Water: Reinterpreting Ink”

at Museum of Chinese in America,
through Sept. 14
215 Centre St.

Submit your e-mail to receive insider information from the art world every week.