Christian Maychack's Playful Take

Christian Maychack, Righted (CF29) 2012 epoxy clay, pigment and wood 24 x 17.75
Christian Maychack, Righted (CF29) 2012 epoxy clay, pigment and wood 24 x 17.75 x 1.75 inches (courtesy Jeff Bailey Gallery)

Patrick Neal reviews the exhibition Christian Maychack: FLATS at Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, on view through October 6, 2012.

Neal writes: "Maychack, who could be labeled a sculptor, has largely created flat wall works, with the exception of a few freestanding sculptures in the center of the gallery. And, much as color field painting and minimal sculpture cross referenced their respective intrinsic vocabularies, Maychack’s work is also a little bit of both. The title of the exhibit, FLATS, can be taken as a play on flat surface or 3-D support (as in theatrical scenery flats), and Maychack has come up with ingenious ways of creating paintings with his sculpture materials."