Monday, February 27, 2012

Spot On

The Gagosian Gallery on West 21st Street is riding the hyperbolic curves of a color wavelength with a well-curated collection of Damien Hirst's Spot Paintings. A polished concrete stage, simply punctuated with 11 of his iconic canvases, shocks the senses with a chickenpox cadence. One part Seurat and two parts candy buttons, it's a fascinating case study in scale and repetition. Stand at the back of the open space and allow each canvas to deliciously infuse enough color theory to caffeinate the landscape of your lazy eye.