Category Archives: Karen Schiff

Karen Schiff on Sol LeWitt


I would like to call these “non-pyramids.” First, they cannot exist in conventional three-dimensional space. (No wonder LeWitt called this series “Complex Forms”!) Second, they are not positive shapes: what might not be visible in this picture of this picture is that they are formed by filling in the negative space all around. Each “form” actually represents the absence of most of the colors that LeWitt uses to create the dark space.

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Karen Schiff on Stefana McClure





Whispers of language
We can never fully hear
What words try to say


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Karen Schiff on Erwin Redl

This drawing buzzes. This comes in part from the intensity of the red and the black against their tumbling mat of white. But it also comes from what might not be visible in this picture of this picture: the edges of the rectangles crackle.

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William Anastasi on Karen Schiff

First viewing the drawing without knowledge of its energizing motivation, I found the organization and colors musical in the extreme–a work that I believe would survive repeated audition.

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