NEW YORK—Looking for a fancy picnic table? There is an unbelievably handsome one on exhibit at Marlborough Chelsea. Finely crafted from Douglas fir, Jamisen Ogg has elevated an American classic with fluted linear detailing, exemplifying “the complexity of simple forms”—the unifying theme of the gallery’s group show.
“More and Different Flags gathers 11 artists whose works are defined by graphic, geometric patterns. The contributions by Ogg, Zach Harris and Gabriel Dawe are particularly intriguing. Dawe has strung 18 miles of colored thread from the floor to the ceiling, creating what appears to be the illusion of a rainbow in the room. Harris’s painted and sculpted wood relief conjures Middle Eastern tiling.
The exhibition is on view from June 21 to July 27, 2012.
All photos by Arts Observer
Above, “Untitled (Fluted Picnic Table),” 2012 (Douglas fir, gesso, varnish) by Jamisen Ogg. Top of page, “Plexus No. 16,” 2012 (18 miles of thread, wood, hooks).
Installation view of “Plexus No. 16” by Gabriel Dawe.
“Smoke Amore’,” 2012 (water-based paint on wood) by Zach Harris.
Installation view of untitled picnic table by Jamisen Ogg. In background, from left, “Untitled,” 2012 (silverpoint and black gesso on panel) and “Untitled Red,” 2012 (enamel on panel), both by Michelle Grabner.