One can’t look at Benjamin Young’s work for his solo show “Material Affair” at Appendix Project Space and not think that this is what might have resulted had Carl Andre lightened up a little. Young, too, deals with straightforward, working class materials: steel rods, chunks and slabs of wood, black rubber bungee cords, clamps. Of these, Young makes unfussy compositions, using at most three materials together. The fanciest Young gets is i...
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