|Theory of Syntax #2, 1971. Chalk on floor.
Peter Freeman Gallery has moved into what they call a "classic Soho space" at 140 Grand St. near Crosby, on the border of ChitownLitIt, in a space that used to house a restaurant furnishings business. After dodging the multiple street construction projects that dominate the block, you have to hunt for the front door, which looks like it's been broken into a dozen times; little handprinted signs point you to the handle. Once inside, you'll marvel at the very high ceilings and old, banged up wooden floors splashed with paint. It's actually the perfect setting for an exhibition of Mel Bochner sculptures, Proposition and Process: A Theory of Sculpture (1967-1973), essential examples of conceptualism that simply couldn't be recreated in the type of sterile concrete box so prevalent in the art world now.
|Ten, 1971. Stones on floor.
|Turn sideways, please. Measurement Plants, 1969.