Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Oxford American Takes Time Out From Sexual Harassment Scandal to Profile Brent Stewart

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 11:20 AM

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We've paid Brent Stewart a lot of attention lately, and others are noticing him too. The latest is The Oxford American, which could use some attention for something other than its unfolding sexual harassment scandal. (The latest to weigh in is New York magazine, which just published this piece.)

So give the OA credit for posting a fantastic review by Reggie Michael Rodrigue of Brent Stewart's Quintet, the installation currently up at Zeitgeist. Of it, Rodrigue writes:

Essentially, Stewart’s installation is an open source of various modernist and postmodernist ideas and techniques. If one is looking for modern grandiloquence, romanticism, and architectural fetishization, it’s there. The scale of the films, the geometry within them, the focus on purity and ruin, the finesse of half of the movements of Stewart’s dancer and the sleekness of the installation pedestals which provide a sculptural quality all point to this end.

Read Rodrigue's review of Quintet here.

For more on Brent, check out my Artist of the Month posts from July (here, here, here, here and here), and the review I wrote of Quintet in this week's Scene.

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