Goings on About Town: Art

by Vince Aletti

Letha Wilson

The New Yorker


Mashups of photography and sculpture have become the Brooklyn artist’s signature style, and two big wall-mounted works in her new show are typical in their use of rough cement and crumpled color prints to create tactile 3-D landscapes. But Wilson upstages them with an even larger and more audacious piece: a seven-foot-high, double-sided image of a tree silhouetted before a cloud-filled sky that tilts off the gallery floor and pierces through one of its walls. Titled “Skyfall Wallbreak California,” it’s funny and fresh, at once a showstopper and a breakthrough.

Through Dec. 20.