Art In America

Matthew Weinstein

at Carolina Nitsch,
534 W. 22nd St.

Known for his whimsical 3-D animations, Weinstein here offers an implicit commentary on the recent epochal shift in information technology. Using eBay to gather collections of library catalogue cards from widely diverse institutions, he has combined them randomly into pairs and grids. Inked and painted with bright abstractions and cartoonish images, as is his accompanying artist's book, the finger-worn and librarian-annotated cards, now absurdly altered, suggest an unresolved narrative. The works certainly attest to Weinstein's powers of free association, as he pulls together pictures and themes from his personal repertoire in a manner akin to surfing the Internet.

 

More from the Lookout

Closing

“Landmark”

at Socrates Sculpture Park,
through Aug. 28
32-01 Vernon Boulevard, LIC

The Keeper

at the New Museum,
through Sept. 25
235 Bowery

Bruce Conner

at the Museum of Modern Art,
through Oct. 2
11 West 53rd Street

S.J. “Kitty” Moodley

at Walther Collection Project Space,
through Sept. 3
526 West 26th Street

Arlene Shechet

at Frick Collection,
through May 28
1 East 70th Street

Cao Fei

at MoMA PS1,
through Aug. 31
22-25 Jackson Ave

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