Art In America

“Objecty”

at Tibor de Nagy,
724 Fifth Avenue

The paintings and sculptures by twelve artists included in the breezy summer group show “Objecty” all possess a handmade quality, and embrace materiality and color. Intimately scaled works seem like everyday scenes or objects but manifest complex surprises up close. Joshua Marsh’s alluring still life Glass (2016) features a rotting lemon, raspberry, and cherries. A lurid yellow and green vessel on the right reflects the spokes of a wheel and a skull that recalls the paintings of James Ensor. Two small black-and-white paintings by Jen Mazza have an elegant finish but they veer toward psychedelia; neoclassical sculptures stand solidly before protean patterned wallpapers. Compact sculptures are spread across a low wooden table in the center of the gallery. The shimmering colors in the cup-size vessels by Kathy Butterly are particular beautiful. Co- (2014), for example, has a light pink base, but the many hues of layered glazes ebb and flow in the light. —Julia Wolkoff

 

Pictured: Kathy Butterly: Red Line, 2011, clay and glaze, 5 by 3¾ by 3¾. Courtesy Tibor de Nagy, New York.

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