LA Weekly Art Pick Of The Week


Art Pick of the Week

There’s perceptual shifting going on, too, in Alex Stenzel’s paintings and photographs and painting and photographs but Stenzel’s approach involves little optickery and a lot of more, er, traditional pictorial concerns… Stenzel shows why, and how, such issues of planar abstraction still matter…Make it move and we stay engaged…Stenzel’s art has a social and ecological thrust…His complex and ambitious proposal for a 9/11 Ground Zero memorial demonstrates, he is sensitive to the political moment…

Reviewed by – Peter Frank 12/5/2002