December 27, 2007
UPSIDE DOWN, INSIDE OUT Per Kirkeby is best known for his multimedia work, but he is also a filmmaker, author, architect, and visual artist. Michael Werner Gallery presents his latest work in "New Paintings." In the December 20 edition of The New York Sun, Stephen Maine wrote, "For many years, he has resisted a slide down the slippery slope to landscape, complicating that genre by any means necessary. The artist attempts to defy pictorial gravity by disorienting the viewer's conceptions of figure and ground, abstraction and representation, up and down." Selections include two untitled works from 2007, above. Through Saturday, January 19, Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Michael Werner Gallery, 4 E. 77th St. at Fifth Avenue, 212-888-1623, free.