Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Magnus von Plessen • Felicity • 2002 • Oil on canvas • Gladstone Gallery

Next to the Gober are some extremely beautiful fiber-tipped pen drawings of flowers (untitled, 2003). They aren’t drawn by Laura Owens, they are drawn by Charles Ray, which makes them more endearing. This is because they are only one unique facet of a wide range of work. In the next gallery is the Magnus von Plessen Focus exhibition. Reproductions do this work no justice, and so they must be seen in person. They are amazing, hovering on the walls at once static and vibrantly alive with the vigor of fresh execution.