Goings on About Town: Art

by Vince Aletti

Joshua Citarella

The New Yorker


Framed and unframed photographs, some half-hidden behind others, are joined by ceramic tiles and metal rods, sand swept into a corner, and small piles of pulverized gold and ore. What unites all the elements in this ambitious young New Yorker’s show is far from apparent, but there is a tightly controlled energy, sparked by two portraits of female nudes smeared in silver. Shifting between abstraction and representation, the elemental and the ephemeral, Citarella constructs a puzzle that seems impossible to solve but is nonetheless dazzling. Through June 27.

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