Title Magazine Reviews Blumthal’s Show

Darcy Van Buskirk writes about ‘The Flame and The Flower’

And its “Its finely crafted curation.”

In her eloquently written review of Mar Blumth’s current show at NAPOLEON, Darcy Van Buskirk talks about the significance and meaning behind each piece in The Flame and the Flower.  Here is how she sums up the whole show and its title:

Control is manifest in the work in both content and form. But it is also present in the relationship between the pieces themselves and the supplementary information inherent in their titles. In fact, the titles reveal key information that is vital in teasing out many of the threads that enrich our experience of what may otherwise be perceived as incongruent elements. And then there is the title of the exhibition itself, The Flame and the Flower, which evokes notions of celebration or memorial, and also directly references a 1970s romance novel of the same name. While a number of the individual titles in the exhibition function to focus a reading of the work, the exhibition title serves to open the dialog up again. It represents part of a well-coordinated balance that facilitates consideration well beyond the walls of the gallery.

To see the full review, click here.

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