Art In America

Margaret Lee

at Jack Hanley,
327 Broome St.

 

The objects in Margaret Lee's second solo exhibition belong to a delightfully strange class of things. Arranged on a raised platform in the center of the gallery is a selection of "sculptures," including a version of Brancusi's Endless Column, as well as "furniture," like an Albers-esque nesting table. A "painting" hangs on a wall behind the tableau. The overall effect is similar to that of a stage set or a furniture salesroom display. But the installation also appears oddly flat-a function of the three-dimensional works having been painted white and covered with a uniform pattern of black Dalmatian spots. One imagines that the piece is designed to generate photographs; it's the perfect backdrop for a selfie. Indeed, if you stand in the right place, Lee's black-and-white world already looks like a picture, her sculptures hovering in an uneasy space between things and images. 

 

 

More from the Lookout

Piotr Uklanski

at Metropolitan Museum of Art,
through Aug. 16
1000 Fifth Avenue

Alexander Calder

at Dominique Lévy,
through Jun. 13
909 Madison Avenue

Erin Shirreff

at Sikkema Jenkins,
through May 22
530 West 22nd Street

Jeremy Couillard

at Louis B. James,
through May 20
143b Orchard Street

Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian

at Callicoon Fine Arts,
through May 24
49 Delancey Street

Closing

Willem de Rooij

at Petzel,
through May 2
456 West 18th Street

“Life of Cats: Selections from the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection”

at Japan Society,
through Jun. 7
333 East 47th Street

Closing

Jamie Isenstein

at Andrew Kreps,
through May 2
537 West 22nd Street

Alma Thomas

at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery,
through May 16
100 Eleventh Avenue

Lutz Bacher

at Greene Naftali,
through May 9
508 West 26th Street, ground floor and 8th floor

Closing

Caleb Considine

at Bureau,
through May 3
178 Norfolk Street

“Masterpieces and Curiosities: Nicole Eisenman’s Seder”

at Jewish Museum,
through Aug. 9
1109 Fifth Avenue

“Work Hard: Selections by Valentin Carron”

at Swiss Institute,
through May 24
18 Wooster Street

Closing

“Irreverent: A Celebration of Censorship”

at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art,
through May 3
26 Wooster Street

New Museum Triennial

at New Museum,
through May 24
235 Bowery

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