The experience of art in a gallery requires spending sufficient time to allow the senses to be lifted into the world of the work on the walls surrounding you. Artists Isobel Sollenberg and John Gibbons (collectively known as Dechemia) have embraced this understanding of art viewing, designing their pieces like parts of an environment that welcome and threaten to swallow you whole as they beckon towards infinity, as though one were looking into an enchanted well. Dechemia, which in Latin translates to “of chemistry,” are currently presenting new works in the show “Outside of Time,” up at Rebekah Templeton Contemporary ... More » »
This week’s Weekly has my review of Dechemia at Rebekah Templeton. Below’s the copy with pictures. More photos at my flickr. You may not know Bardo Pond members John Gibbons and Isobel Sollenberger as visual artists, but the couple has been making and exhibiting their shamanistic and mandalalike poured plaster art for years.
In 2007, Libby and Roberta began a series of in-gallery art discussions videotaped and edited by David S. Kessler. We called it “Look! It’s Libby and Roberta. We are moving these now-vintage videos to YouTube to share them with you in a format everyone can access. –the artblog editors Huddle: Norm Paris and Cara Erskine at Tower Gallery. Finish/Line Borowsky Gallery, Gershman Y. Works by Matt Curtius and Gina Triplett, John Gibbons and Isobel Sollenberger, Anne Krinsky and Rebecca Rutstein.