Maggie Casey in the Inquirer

Edith Newhall Reviews “Breaker”

Included in the review: ‘Interchange’ at Moore and ‘zip line’ at Tiger Strikes Asteroid

According to Edith Newhall, “sometimes summer means pulling out all the stops. Two solo shows on the second floor of 319 N. 11th St. are prime examples.” In the review, Edith Newhall recognizes that Maggie Casey’s “methods and colors bring painter Gerhard Richter and sculptor Franz West slightly to mind, but her images say New England….”

More specifically about the work, Newhall writes:

Breaker, the centerpiece of the show, mounted on a pedestal, is a large hollow shape reminiscent of a whale, made by pouring puddles of colored plaster into a tinfoil mold every day for five months. The multicolored amalgam in a wall-mounted wire basket in Breadbasket could have been fashioned from Play-Doh but is actually an accumulation of tinted pancake batter. Untitled, which drapes on the wall like a fishnet, is made from plastic sheeting, rubber cord, and cotton cord, and suggests something found floating in the ocean, its original purpose washed away.

To read the whole review online, click here. To download a .pdf of the newspaper version, click Inquirer_Maggie_Casey_Breaker

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