|March 2007 Artforum has review a (pg. 320) of a Paul Laffoley show at Kent Gallery. I'm bummed I missed it. Decent review, I guess, by Jeffrey Kastner:
Laffoley's works tell a psychedelic tale full of compelling sound and fury, but what exactly do they signify? For all their frequent opacity of meaning, the paintings do manage to impart a message of informational consilience that is remarkable in line with cutting-edge science. And unpacking the kernels of genuine scholarship embedded in these crazed matrices will lead viewers on rewarding journeys through often fascinating historical marginalia. Located somewhere between sense and nonsense, between the realm of genius and the province of the crackpot, Laffoley's work poses tantalizing questions about the line separating brilliance from bushwa - questions whose pertinence for contemporary art is by no means confined to the sphere of the outsider.
- jim 3-07-2007 2:16 am