Brian Cypher @ Schema Projects

Brian Cypher, Untitled (BP3), 2012, 9 x 12 inches, oil pen on paper (courtesy of
Brian Cypher, Untitled (BP3), 2012, 9 x 12 inches, oil pen on paper (courtesy of Schema Projects)

Elizabeth Johnson reviews the exhibition Brian Cypher: Survey, works on paper at Schema Projects, Bushwick, Brooklyn, on view through April 28, 2013.

Johnson writes: "Working like André Masson and other Surrealists à la Automatic Drawing, Cypher is content in that sweet spot of action without a plan; humorously, he parses fragments of the analytical, plan-based sciences and math and subverts their official purpose by dismantling order from within. Snipping, morphing and recombining parabolas, ellipses, triangles and squares, Cypher experiments with repeated line and color like a chemist."