DETROIT — One does not, perhaps, consider ceramic objects to be immediately gendered, possess sexuality, or be particularly political.
BOSTON — What’s so interesting about Nicole Cherubini’s sculptural work might simply be just how impossible it is to (mentally) house it anywhere specifically.
The Fitzroy Gallery on the Lower East Side has gathered together four like-minded artists for an exhibition that appears to stem from a Casualist approach, but a closer look quickly complicates the picture.
The current group show at Canada, Anthropocene, casts a very wide net. The term, which means “new human,” is the name for the current geological period, which began with the transition from hunting-gathering to agriculture, leading to the foundation of formal societies.
It seems a little unfair to encumber an exhibition with a title like OK Great REALLY this is ALSO RIDICULOUS. With its overtones of exasperation and disparagement, the phrase sends confusing signals about what’s in store and how seriously to take it. But the show hooks you in an instant and holds you for a good, long time.