Art In America

George Widener

at Ricco Maresca,
529 W. 20th St.

Kentucky-born, North Carolina-based self-taught artist George Widener is obsessed with calendars and maps, and he frequently refers to himself as a "time traveler." The large recent works on found paper featured in "Time Lapse" contain meticulously arranged patterns of colorful shapes and numbers, which often indicate the dates and times of historic events. The sinking of the Titanic, for instance, is a recurring theme. The source material may seem a bit dry and arcane, but the works in this show are visually arresting as well as intellectually stimulating.  

 

 

 

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