Taylor Davis is a major talent.
2 Up (pictured) and Five Fingers and a Thumb are revelations. These feel like the culmination of the other sculptural works in the exhibition but the story's not over. She's on to something big.
Both works are Donald Judd with sensuality sans sleeve-worn profundity. They're Nevelson emptied out and tipped over with hints of Bourgeois' sexual humor (though applied daintily, not darkly).
A playful play of dualities. It's interior (negative) and exterior space encourages continuous circumambulation though it hold it's own from every vantage point. It's simultaneously symmetrical and not. Grain of wood is grain of sand - similar in aggregate, unique in particular. The cube is tipped. The GRID's supremacy is upended. The line extended and attenuated.
Shrewdly constructed, elegant in form, exquisite in color, it taunts you to call it craft, dares you to say "decorative" but if you succumb you've missed the boat and the joke's on you. 2 Up is serious(ly) fun.
Through May 13, 2012