Ryman’s white boxes, hung in lines and grids, appeared transformed by light into mini-paintings with almost invisible stripes of tape set just inside or outside of the frames. And Tichy, best known for “painting with light” on architectural structures, presented a site-specific video projection, Installation no. 20 (walls), 2014, in a deep slice of space in the back room. Tichy’s poetic work was so spare as to be almost invisible. He was also represented by two striking, enigmatic neon-red flares that were hung at the level of the spread hands of a standing figure holding them.
A version of this story originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of ARTnews on page 100.