New York Photo Review
NYPR Archives - 2010

Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin and Eugene van Lamsweerde
Sculptographs
Reviewer #1
Installation, Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin, Eugene van Lamsweerde

This is a show of sculptures by the Dutch artist Eugene van Lamsweerde that utilize the photographs of his cousin Inez van Lamsweerde and her partner, Vinoodh Matadin. Although the photographs are an integral part of the sculptures, the feeling is that he could have cut the images out of fashion or art magazines to the same effect, the imagery is straight out of the van Lamsweerde/Matadin playbook.

And it is well served. These tired erotic/fashion photographs are given a much needed prick with the electric tensions introduced by the protruding wires and assorted, unidentifiable accretions added by the sculptor. The central piece in the installation is a large multi-part collage/photograph of a bosomy woman/angel? with copper wires emerging from her nipples out over the viewer. To further charge the piece a suspended mirrored ball reflects the collaged woman, her wires, the entire gallery and the viewer into a somewhat tawdry (the ball is tarnished) mis-en-scene. Then there is either a wing or a speech balloon, filled with a chorus of rather anonymous, fashion-conscious portraits. And then please, let’s not let that rainbow colored whoosh emerging from the woman/angels nether regions pass.

 by unidentified photographer.
Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin, Eugene van Lamsweerde

Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin and Eugene van Lamsweerde
Sculptographs


Andrea Rosen Gallery
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Friday, March 19 to
Saturday, May 1, 2010
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