Love for the fall exhibitions
Wed, Oct 12, 2011
Alexis Rockman's South, 2008, Collection of the Pappas Family, Boston © Alexis Rockman
The media has had good things to say about our fall exhibitions featuring the work of Paula Hayes, Elliott Hundley, and Alexis Rockman. In its September fall preview of museum highlights, Artforum called Elliott Hundley's work â€œambitious, dramatic, and earnestly personal,â€ and noted that the forthcoming catalogue accompanying the show â€œshould further tempt the imagination.â€ Art in America also called out the Hundley show in its annual guide (which also gave the Rockman exhibition a nod). The Columbus Dispatch review of Hundley's work described the â€œstunning combinations of massive scale, and minute, jaw-dropping detailâ€¦.With each of the collages, the more one looks, the more hypnotic is the effect.â€ Widely read D.C.-based blogger Tyler Green featured the Paula Hayes garden in something of a â€œroof garden roundupâ€ in his Modern Art Notes, and especially noted the time-lapse video of the installation. This Columbus Dispatch feature and sidebar included interviews with Alexis Rockman and Paula Hayes, while alive's preview called these shows â€œprofound translations of environment.â€ The exhibitions as a whole are perhaps best summed up in a review in The Columbus Dispatch (â€œTrio with Brioâ€): "Collectively, [they] cover eons of time; the best and worst instincts of humanity in relation to its home planet; and the wrath of one angry, ancient god.â€ Come see for yourself.