Jacob Kassay challenges the traditional parameters of artmaking in conceptually driven installations that respond to and occupy their environment in unexpected ways. Untitled is a multipart work that takes into consideration both the space within an object as well as the area that surrounds it. Kassay’s unusual configuration relies on a simple, visual trope. A painting with a shallow concave indent is installed to the left of two small canvases bisected by a single, slightly curved pencil mark so that the space between them suggests a perfect circle. Here, the act of drawing on the wall—which can be performed by whomever installs the work—narrates the gap between the paintings, uniting them in a singular composition.
Label from Drawing: The Beginning of Everything, July 8–October 15, 2017