Monday, December 17, 2012

The 10 Best Exhibitions of 2012

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2. John Wesley and Carl Andre: Serial Forms, Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Pop art and minimalism have more in common than you might think—this show! Mostly, this gets on my list because John Wesley makes the ordinary strange. Who knows why being greeted by a duck painting at the door should seem absurd—let alone a series of bulls hanging out over a bed—but in his world it is. Carl Andre’s minimalist matrix-like sculptures were a surprisingly good fit in this show, as seriality dominated both men's works.

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