November 11 – December 16, 1978
From November 11-December 16, the work of Donald Lipski and Richards Jarden can be seen in separate one-person exhibitions in Artists Space's main galleries. These shows represent each artists' first one-person exhibition in New York City and continue Artists Space's policy of introducing serious new work to the contemporary art audience.
Both Jarden and Lipski live in New York, however, the works they will show at Artists Space represent long-term projects initiated elsewhere: by Jarden while living in Nova Scotia and by Lipski in Oklahoma. The similarity between these two artists is their use of small, unconvential materials manipulated directly by hand and the works' reflection of the time involved in their making.
Donald Lipski's cumulative piece, Gathering Dust, consists of approximately 3000 small "sculptures." Each element suggests a kind of nervous manipulation of such materials at hand as paper clips, string, tin foil, wire, pop tops, etc. The pieces are simple, straightforward, and familiar in both form and process. Their total grouping remarks on the surprising variety of form that can be generated by such means as well as eliciting the humorous recognition of the type of energy needed to sustain this activity.
Exhibitions at Artists Space are supported in part by funding from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.