The parties at the two “first Thursday” openings I attended foregrounded atmospherics over artworks. At artist/gallerist Charles Linder’s sharp new space next to Zuni, it was difficult to tell where the art ended and the furnishings began. Was that Antonioni DVD part of the exhibition? With Linder it’s always hard to tell. At 111 Minna, the party was in full swing. The big group show, Gestures was a mostly Art Institute affair co-curated by Cary Littlefield and Sabina Ott. Both spaces (and shows) are definitely worth a look.

- Ella Delaney [Friday, September 6th, 2002]


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