Max Van Pelt


Van Pelt’s first solo at Rooster turns the gallery’s tiny main space into a bright, lived-in schematic drawing, with bits of string, wire, wood and steel forming geometric patterns on the walls and zooming across the intervening space in a 3-D evocation of multiple influences: Constructivism, Calder, De Stijl and even Duchamp’s Mile of String installation. Downstairs, the recent Dartmouth graduate offers paintings and small twisting, counterpoised wire sculptures exploring similar formalist issues with equal exuberance.