EYE CANDY

Display Tactics


A very attractive group exhibition curated by White Columns director Matthew Higgs, at Anton Kern gallery in New York, probes what Higgs is calling “displayism”: assemblage art that knowingly seeks to seduce the eye—as with store windows, advertising and Tinder profiles—with calculated surface presentation. Would you swipe right?

“Displayed” is on view through August 22 at New York’s Anton Kern Gallery, 532 W. 20th Street.

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Untitled, 1993 by B Wurtz. Courtesy of the artist.

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Chanel Bracelets with mackerel, 2013 by Roe Ethridge. Courtesy of the artist, Anton Kern Gallery, New York and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.

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Vase (prototype) and paper bouquet, 1997-2014 by Marc Camille Chaimowicz. Courtesy of the artist and Anton Kern Gallery, New York and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.

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Window 2, Window dressing:Bib-dots, 2006/7 by Diane Simpson. Courtesy of the artist, Anton Kern Gallery, New York and JTT.

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Caller ID, 2014 by Rachel Harrison. Courtesy of the artist.

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Gaussian Blur II, 2013 by Marina Pinsky. Courtesy of the artist.

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Stage Painting 1, 2011 by Josh Smith. Courtesy of the artist.

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(Shiro Kuramata Kyoto Round Table) + Dot Painting + Orchard, 2014 by Margaret Lee. Courtesy of the artist, Anton Kern Gallery, New York and Jack Hanley Gallery, New York.

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Installation view, 2014 by Nancy Shaver. Courtesy of Anton Kern Gallery, New York.