Contributed by Jonathan Goodman / Caroline Kent, a painter based in Chicago, is having her first show at Casey Kaplan. She makes schematic abstract paintings, which have aspects of doubled, mirror-like imagery. An underlying fiction of her art is the presence of twins, Victoria and Veronica, who speak to each other and to the painter�s audience via the works she creates. Kent�s sign-like abstraction involves a set of symbols whose meaning depends not on any explicitly prescribed content but rather on their visual orientation in terms of form and placement.
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N. Dash: More enervating than edgy
Contributed by Curtis Mitchell / The moment of entering a gallery opening — bright lights, convivial conversation, and walls and floor partially seen through conjoined bodies — is not conducive to thoughtful viewing. N. Dash’s paintings recently on display at Casey Kaplan, with their radically blown-up images of nubs of fabric and other household remnants, provide immediate visual motivation to leap the obstacles.