MARION LANE : LIVING IN THE PINK AND GREEN
Film by Eric Minh Swenson. Music by John Allison and Charles Bernstein
Peter Frank, Jan 2013
Marion Lane has had occasion to work expansively, sometimes covering whole walls with her gently perverse quasi-organic shapes. For this show, though, Lane constrained herself to so many 20-inch-square panels, describing upon them all manners of bubble, fungus, pebble, amoeba, and amorphous organism, pre-organism, or non-organism. Part doodle, part diagram, part cross section, part microscopic specimen, each of the twenty-odd paintings composes itself into something equidistant from creature, landscape, pattern, and rainbow, a stripey, psychedelicized little meditation on how things grow and how things flow. Several of the panels feature separate acrylic disks affixed at strategic moments in those...