by Sidney Lawrence
Randall Scott Gallery
new gallery, also on 14th, has a show about motion,
largely consisting of videos, that he organized (Feb.
17-Mar. 17, 2007). A single-monitor video work by Angela
Detanico and Rafael Lain presents a lighting-fast progression
of stills of pages from Virginia Wolff,
where the camera holds fast on a single word while
surrounding sentences and thoughts skitter madly by.
Eight cycles spell out "What if nothing
moves suddenly everything else moves."
Also at Randall Scott Gallery, Cyrus Barrett’s small-screen triptych of water -- like a Vija Celmins drawing come to life -- uses a Rorschach-esque center point to hold the eye, a touch that seems very drugged-out ‘60s. Dane Picard’s projections update Salvador Dalí’s "paranoiac critical" method (with a touch of Pilobolus) in which an image of one reality coexists simultaneously with another: Spliced, edited and collaged a la Cubism, the artist’s palms transform themselves into a flapping eagle and racing cheetah that are like watching a live magic show.