Robert Buck at CRG Gallery: Industrial Wasteland or Industrious Reinvention?

NEW YORK—Robert Buck employed cast-off construction materials, desert finds, repurposed drawings and the signatures of gallery patrons for a series of works at CRG Gallery. “Robert Buck: Kahpenakwu,” the name means “West” in Comanche, includes assemblages, sculpture, paintings and drawings.

One piece stands out in the gallery. “the crossing over and/or the crossing out,” bridges rustic and hi-tech. Composed of discarded metal and seed pods on a cinder-block base, its Plexiglass surface references the black gorilla glass screens on iPhones and iPads.

The exhibit is on view from Jan. 12 to Feb. 18, 2012.

Photos by Arts Observer

“the crossing over and/or the crossing out,” 2011 (cinder blocks, rusted corrugated metal panel, lechuguilla pods, Plexiglas face-mounted photograph “clouds”).

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