Silent Nights at Diaz Contemporary
In this month of slowdown -- mostly closings, few openings, as we drift towards holiday quietude -- a word, to take a moment to see the current show at Diaz Contemporary. WIth Thomas Chisholm's textured monochrome grids -- aptly titled "White Paintings" -- set against the primal, totem-like forms of Robin Peck, the gallery is the tonal equivalent to waves lapping a beach -- still but not quite, warmingly cool in its unrelenting peace. The pairing is of rookie -- Chisholm -- and Peck, who has been making sculpture for more than 30 years; as the snow descends this week, both provide simple, timely pleasures of materiality and form, in very different packages, and ample contemplative space for these dreary, washed-out days of early winter. Until Dec. 22.
Image: Robin Peck at Diaz Contemporary