Alfred Jensen/Sol Lewitt Systems and Transformation at PACE GALLERY

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James Kalm battles the drizzle and traffic of drive time Manhattan to bring viewers a tour of this delectable yet conceptually challenging two person show. As a long time fan of Alfred Jensen, there was little doubt that with or without his video camera, James Kalm would have visited this show. However, once he’d smoozed his way into recording this opening, he was pleased with the appropriate and satisfying pairing of these two bodies of work. Using mathematical systems and other guiding factors to logically develop their ideas and compositions, there is nonetheless a bold contrast between the “cool” Minimal grids and cubes of LeWitt and the sensual ritualistic patterns achieved by Jensen. These works are at once visual treats, as well as brainteasers evoking the viewers skills in the un-coding of pattern and system

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