I talk Kant, Anti-Kant, and Half-Kant over at the Brooklyn Rail

"Artschwager’s wit was wrapped up in his ability to play both sides of the Kantian coin. If we phrase the sculptures on view as after Artschwager, it helps to examine their individual relationships to the Kantian duality that he so skillfully evaded. The artists given pride of place alongside Artschwager here either reject Kant outright or play comfortably within his high formalism. None, like Artschwager, do both."

 

Richard Artschwager, Table (Drop Leaf), 2008 formica on wood, 30 x 22 x 44 in 76.2 x 55.9 x 111.8 cm Image Courtesy of David Nolan Gallery

Richard Artschwager, Table (Drop Leaf), 2008 formica on wood, 30 x 22 x 44 in 76.2 x 55.9 x 111.8 cm Image Courtesy of David Nolan Gallery

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AuthorMike Pepi