Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Review of Unsolicited in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Galleries: 'Outside of Time,' beautifully and mysteriously

November 25, 2012|By Edith Newhall, For The Inquirer

Not that Artforum magazine ever needed help with its design, but Francesca Pastine, a San Francisco artist who is having her first solo exhibition here, has made it even more visually absorbing by cutting shapes into issues of the famously thick and square glossy with an X-acto blade - an act she considers a kind of unsolicited collaboration with the magazine and the cover artists (Bridget Riley, Kara Walker, Glenn Ligon, and others). Pastine cuts at an angle, leaving the edges of pages, and any number of fleeting art-world trends, temptingly exposed. 

Francesca Pastine's "Artforum 45, Unsolicited Collaboration with Trisha Brown, Pour Series" (2012), at Pentimenti.
Francesca Pastine, Artforum 45, Pour Series, 2012


Pentimenti Gallery, 145 N. 2d St., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. or 215-625-9990. Through Dec. 15.

1 comment:

mel prest said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! A nice review for a great show.