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CAPITAL ROUNDUP
by Sidney Lawrence

(excerpt)

cheetah hands

Cheetah Hands
2006
Randall Scott Gallery

Randall Scott’s 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.

artnet.com

CAPITAL ROUNDUP
by Sidney Lawrence

(excerpt)

cheetah hands

Cheetah Hands
2006
Randall Scott Gallery

Randall Scott’s 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.