A.V. Ryan reviews the recent exhibition Joan Waltemath: The Dinwoodies at Schema Projects in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Ryan writes that Waltemath's "drawings engage the architecture of the storefront gallery in such singular and delightful ways that the works might have been composed for the space like an occasional poem. Four of the pieces run floor-to-ceiling and are less than a foot wide. They suggest columns or, with wind’s place and mind’s place, doorjambs that mirror the entrance to the gallery. Three other works, all approximately the size of the human body, are hung high on the wall and draw the eye up, enlarging the space. The last and smallest work hangs over circuit breaker box, a playful provocation to turn the lights off, which the gallery readily allows. For the drawings are made to be seen in natural light. The unframed drawings are slightly convex — like scrolls or pieces of film — and float in front of the wall."