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Promise (Site), 2017
Exhibition site: Sites of Knowledge, 2017
Jane Lombard Gallery, New York, United States
Appearing as a corrective to Richard Artschwager's uncharacteristically pat floating wooden Exclamation Point, 1970, the most arch (or oblique) work in the show may be Simone Douglas's Promise, 2014, an eleven-foot-long assemblage of yellow pine that resembles the skeleton of a giant beast picked clean, or the torn-open spine of a book. Its vertebration resounds, suggesting that a topology of variance in wood might be as articulate as any string of Latin letters.
Zachs, Zachary, Sites of Knowledge, ArtForum Critics Picks: https://www.artforum.com/picks/id=69327
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