Mapping Joyce Kozloff

Joyce Kozloff, Targets, 2000, (interior view) (courtesy of the artist and DC Moo
Joyce Kozloff, Targets, 2000, (interior view) (courtesy of the artist and DC Moore Gallery)

Jack Hartnell writes about the work of Joyce Kozloff whose work was recently on view at DC Moore Gallery and is on view in Mapping Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Historical Society, through September 6, 2015.

Hartnell writes: "The political and the decorative remain intertwined in Kozloff’s work, the urgency of her social commentary never far from view. This is felt most keenly in one of her largest and most affecting works, Targets (1999-2000), a sculptural arrangement of 24 curved canvases into a nine-foot walk-in globe, the centrepiece of Mapping Brooklyn. From the outside, the cartographic sense of a constructed world could not be more apparent. A structural, wooden, rib-like shell, is held together by exposed bolts to create a definable yet insistently fictional sphere for the viewer to enter."