S v Z

Here are some impressions from Tauba Auerbach’s exhibition S v Z at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Their work has been concerned with traditional questions of art – interactions of shape, matter, light, and how to represent them.

The stubborn simplicity of patterns (repetitions in space, iterations in time) is contrasted with a granular reality of the objects themselves, or that of the medium which is chosen to represent them.

Altar/Engine (Details), 2015

Alphabetized Bible, 2006. Bent Onyx, 2012

Non-Invasive Procedure (Detail), 2018

A Flexible Fabric of Inflexible Parts (Details), 2015

Stab/Ghost, 2013. 7S, 7Z, 1S, 2Z (Detail), 2019