'Jeff Koons on the Roof'

The reflective surfaces of these large sculptures are uncanny. Balloon Dog (Yellow) is 12 feet long, and every twisted crease of the original rubber model has been lovingly, perfectly scaled. Ditto the 12-foot-high Sacred Heart (Red/Gold), reminiscent of a foil-wrapped chocolate purchased at the candy shoppe. But it is Coloring Book (1997­­-2005), an 18-foot-tall irregularly contoured slab of stainless steel, that utterly dazzles. The image derives from Magic Marker scrawls in a Winnie the Pooh coloring book, but the black outlines of Piglet have been removed, leaving only gossamer pastel swirls over a mirror-like surface that reflects viewers, an outdoor café, and scudding clouds. The slick materials suggest an imposing luxury high-rise, but the abiding effect is as ethereal as a child's dream.
Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Starts: May 30. Continues through Oct. 26, 2008

 
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