Off the Charts, the show which is up at Manolis Projects, Miami, through Art Basel to the end of March, is that unusual phenomenon, a group show in which the group is not connected by an Ism, by a theme, or by some socio-political or generational network, but one in which work by a group of wholly unalike artists balance each other, bouncing energy to and fro. This is down to the artworks, of course, but also it’s down to the nifty way that the space has been segmented by wheeled dividers which don’t just deliver extra wall but create differently sized spaces, secular chapels. J. Steven Manolis, the artist/curator, has used these to present eight painters, three sculptors, one painter/sculptor, one photographer, a cartoonist and two jewelers as a fluid sequence of optical events.


December 5, 2019

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