A beautiful show opened last night with meticulously crafted new work by Gay Outlaw and Oriane Stender at Gallery Paule Anglim. Outlaw’s sculpture explores form with an outcome that is both organic and mechanistic. Leaving behind pieces made of melting caramel, a new floor sculpture gleams and shimmers with an undulating mirrored surface, opening up a shining new direction in the work. Stender’s work also takes flight with a new approach to her tiny collages of paper currency. These pieces depart from the prior gridlike structures to explore organic, decorative, and lyrical forms, creating an enchanting grouping. Don’t rely on the images on the website to get a read on the work of either artist- they don’t begin to do it justice.

- Cheryl Meeker [Friday, March 5th, 2004]


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