Goings On About Town: Art

by Vince Aletti

Rochelle Feinstein

The New Yorker


Best known for her presciently provisional approach to painting, the versatile artist exhibits two groups of found landscape photographs altered with one-word speech bubbles (“Now,” “Wrong,” “More”), to amusing, if abstruse, effect. Several related images appear in a slide-show “retrospective” in a companion exhibition at the downtown gallery On Stellar Rays, which is focussed on Feinstein’s new paintings. A few incorporate doppelgängers to play with ideas of originality and reproduction. The most striking example is a black-and-white diptych involving diagonal stripes and nearly identical photographs of the same pair of cats. Hanging in the gallery’s office are four versions of one image, including a canvas made by a copyist named Yin Xunzhi, in the Chinese village of Dafen. Through April 27.