Monday, January 19, 2015

Art Review: Enrico David's Mystical Sculptures at Michael Werner Gallery

By Roberta Smith
"Tools and Toys III", 2014 Jesmonite, graphite, copper, from an edition of 5 + 2 APs; 23 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 3 inches, 56 x 52 x 8 cm; DAV 118
NEW YORK---From show to show, you never quite know where Enrico David is going to land, but it’s almost always in the vicinity of figures of a mystical or fantastical sort. Usually he also finds a patch of unlikely yet solid ground. At the New Museum in 2012, he displayed canvases in acrylic and graphite that looked mostly like pale clouds and were inhabited by some sort of minimally indicated presence or spirit. Now he is showing the latest examples of the sculptures he has been making for several years. [link]

Michael Werner Gallery
4 East 77th Street, Manhattan
Through Jan. 24