Art In America

Dannielle Tegeder

at Johannes Vogt,
55 Chrystie Street

It’s tricky to talk about the installation of Dannielle Tegeder’s exhibition, because it changes every week. Artist Peter Halley and critic Barry Schwabsky have both done rehangings of the show, and surprises continue through the final weekend. Unaltered, however, are the show’s basic elements: linear abstractions on paper, canvas, and wall, plus Brancusi-inspired sculptural pieces that sometimes prop up the framed works (which may lean against but never hang on the walls). This approach comports nicely with the theme that has occupied Tegeder since she earned her MFA at the School of the Institute of Chicago in 1997. Raised upstate in a family of steamfitters, the artist uses old-style architectural drawing tools (protractors, rulers, T-squares, etc.) to create diagrammatic images that express, with a neo-Constructivist flair, the timeless dialogue between constancy and flux, fixed systems and human quirkiness. Adding to this serious play are the works’ ludicrously long and detailed titles, a deadpan evocation of the absurd. —Richard Vine

 

Pictured: Dannielle Tegeder: Lahm (high-density solids pump): Improvements such as passively safe usually converted into a stable and compact form which is then enriched using various techniques rods of the proper composition and geometry for the particular reactor...., 2016, gouache, ink, colored pencil, graphite, water-based spray paint, and pastel on Fabriano Murillo paper, 83 by 59 inches. Courtesy Johannes Vogt, New York.

More from the Lookout

Florine Stettheimer

at the Jewish Museum,
through Sept. 24
1109 5th Avenue

“Body, Self, Society: Chinese Performance Photography of the 1990s”

at the Walther Collection Project Space,
through Aug. 19
526 West 26th Street, Suite 718

Closing

Roni Horn

at Hauser & Wirth,
through Jul. 29
548 West 22nd Street

Henri Cartier-Bresson

at the Rubin Museum of Art,
through Sept. 4
150 West 17th Street

“Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center”

at the Isamu Noguchi Museum,
through Jan. 7
9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City

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