Alfred Mac Adam reviews Amy Sillman: Stuff Change at Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, on view through March 12, 2015.
Mac Adam observes "[Sillman's] working conceit for this dazzling, wide-ranging show of paintings, drawings, and videos is metabolism. By this, we take her to mean the process that breaks down received material and builds it back up into new material. The action may be internal or external—that is, Sillman might be thinking of how she assimilates her artistic tradition in order to remake it in her own image, or she may be thinking of ways to reconstitute or recycle her own ideas. Either way, this body of work is characterized by a series of appropriated, recycled shapes that Sillman redeploys."