Art Projects International

ArtforumFebruary 2, 1995

“Reviews: Gwenn Thomas” by David Levi Strauss


By isolating the most basic properties of photography and the behavior of sensitized surfaces–grays and blacks, light and shadow, texture and tone–Thomas’ grids provide a remarkable and elegant demonstration of the way the medium of photography shapes the look of things. Beyond that, Thomas’ works are a fresh take on the old dilemmas of the Minimalist grid. By exploiting the photographic aura, she adds emotional resonance to the order and discipline of the grid, and produces compelling pictures at the intersection of image and abstraction.

– David Levi Strauss

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