Chelsea was abuzz with activity after a sleepy summer for the New York City fall art season. We Are Here, Venske & Spanle’s smurf-like creatures at Margaret Thatcher Projects, prove that marble isn’t a dead material; Jocelyne Alloucherie exhibits timely and haunting Monuments, composed of photographic shadows, and absences in sculptural form at Miller/Geisler Gallery; minimal still-life paintings by colorist Sydney Licht and enchanted drawings by Patte Loper are on view at lyonswiergallery; trippy confections by Barbara Takenaga at McKenzie Fine Art Inc.; and Siebren Versteeg’s real time journal entries imposed on newscaster footage steal the stage at Ten in One Gallery.

- amy berk [Thursday, September 25th, 2003]


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