"Thoughts of Form and Color brings together two major strains in Wagner's work with a minor third. The large cut-out wall pieces, evocative of plant life, comprised her last solo exhibition at Tagore, which integrated some freestanding sculpture (the minor third) but excluded the more classically geometric abstractions found here."
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"Tagore explains how his passion for art has enabled him to dissolve differences in cultures and bring them together in a unique and creative way, denoting that art can transcend all culture and social standings."
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"..Merrill Wagner's handsome wall reliefs (all 2006), made of steel salvaged from a Pennsylvania plumbing parts manufacturer, evoke stylized garden plants...The brushy application of rust-preventative paint (browns, greens, yellows) displayed a Minimalist's attention to surface... "
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"Together the works reflected Wagner's long-standing interest in the interplay between the abstract and the representational..."
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"Her current exhibition at Sundaram Tagore splits the difference with a collection of new representational constructions..."
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