Luis Tomasello

Like a rigorous blast of modernism from the past, this 94-year-old Argentine's work is all about geometry and viewing angle. His wall-mounted arrays of raised pegs, squares, cylinders, and nubs are white-on-white or gray-on-gray. Viewed frontally, you can't see the patterns or varying relief. Each chilly rectangle requires you to approach, veer from side to side, peer up close, then tilt your head to apprehend the thing. The raised grids bring to mind the childhood game Battleship, only without the naval combat. Walk quickly past one of his rectangular displays, and the surface seems to ripple ever so slightly. Their static patterns command you into motion. Also on view: the mostly small and delicate wrist flourishes on paper by painter Mary Ann Peters. BRIAN MILLER

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: Oct. 8. Continues through Nov. 14, 2009

 
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