For the Brooklyn Rail:

Jason Dodge, What we keep doing to ourselves. Photo: Jean Vong, Courtesy the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York 

Jason Dodge, What we keep doing to ourselves. Photo: Jean Vong, Courtesy the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York 

"Somewhere above pastiche and below innovative commentary, Dodge is reaching backward but leaning forward. He makes the world feel small by condensing international phenomena into concise, understated objects whose circuitry is modestly laid before us. Dodge the conceptualist collapses the whole world into a stylish gallery space; Dodge the artist seems less interested in philosophy than in making it all look good; and Dodge the poet maintains a practice of making the viewer pull together what his dealer remarks are 'phenomena that I cannot experience but that I know exist.'"

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AuthorMike Pepi