Comments on: Radical Geometry? The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection at the RA http://abstractcritical.com/article/radical-geometry-the-patricia-phelps-de-cisneros-collection-at-the-ra/ Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Robet Linsley http://abstractcritical.com/article/radical-geometry-the-patricia-phelps-de-cisneros-collection-at-the-ra/#comment-812795 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:42:14 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=8467#comment-812795 I guess I feel that every significant artist who works with reduction or negation offers more for their less. If that makes any sense. I don’t want to give away too much of my book, but for me Gego’s nothing much there is replete with lived time. Resistance to engagement could mean a pulling back that allows the viewer to follow into a space that’s more empty than they are used to, but worth entering nevertheless.

Gego’s weak point is that her wire pieces could be mistaken for crafty little tchotchkes, but constant invention that changes the working parameters is not usually a feature of such things.

Good article though.

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By: Sam http://abstractcritical.com/article/radical-geometry-the-patricia-phelps-de-cisneros-collection-at-the-ra/#comment-808879 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:23:45 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=8467#comment-808879 Robert, Can you expand on this a little?

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By: Robert Linsley http://abstractcritical.com/article/radical-geometry-the-patricia-phelps-de-cisneros-collection-at-the-ra/#comment-791279 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:23:37 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=8467#comment-791279 Interesting. Your comment on Gego’s work “as well suited to theoretical ambiguities as they are resistant to profound engagement” is right but not the last word. There are further levels of negation beyond that resistance and ambiguity, which in a way are two sides of the same experience.

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