Matthew Deleget, Notations: The Cage Effect Today, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, 2012

Notations: The Cage Effect Today at Hunter College Times Square Gallery
by Eva Diaz
Artforum
Summer 2012

“…Between this circuit of silences pregnant with sound and emptiness full of incident, the artists in “Notations” continually return to Cage by way of Rauschenberg. The exhibition’s spare, refined installation rewarded sharp attention and patience, as many works would be overlooked in nearly any other context. Matthew Deleget’s Monochrome (Sleeper Cells), 2007, consists of three reflective panels coated nearly to their edges with white paint the same color as the gallery walls. Such a work might elicit a shrug elsewhere (as no doubt many monochromes sometimes to), but the discursive field of “Cage/Rauschenberg” demands subtler perception. Deleget’s paintings amplify shadows, and their color and appearance vary according to light conditions. Additionally the roughly applied perimeter of paint appears like the slapdash coats thrown up to cover graffiti on city walls…”

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Installation view of Notations: The Cage Effect Today, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY, 2012
Left: Matthew Deleget, Right: Linda Stillman

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