Well, this looks beautiful.
Joy Curtis, Rebecca Goyette, Carin Riley, Molly Stevens, Trish Tillman
Slag Contemporary, 56 Bogart St., Brooklyn, NY
drawing, painting, sculpture and performance - thru May 2
Rebecca Goyette’s Bundling Bags call on participants to literally get under cover and hold hands. Trish Tillman combines home relics and furniture parts to construct private memorials and characters. They are present like furniture, but are non-functional, and as such, become unsettling talismans or companions. Carin Riley’s diagrammatic mural Revolution represents underlying forces mapped according to ancient laws of fate and positioning. Molly Stevens’s large-scale oil stick drawings put forward vigorous color, shape and line that communicate a direct, fully visual energy. Joy Curtis creates not-quite relics that are familiar at first, but then catch you by surprise. *Photo credits: David Riley, courtesy Slag Contemporary.