Saturday, October 20, 2012

'M' is for Minimal at Michael Cordell's Debut Solo Show

Posted By on Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Attendees of the opening reception for Michael Cordells new show crowd around the refreshment table and Cordells towering sculptures at Enso Artspace.
  • Sheree Whiteley
  • Attendees at the Oct. 19 opening reception for Michael Cordell's new show crowd around the refreshment table.

Nary a parking spot remained open at Enso Artspace Oct. 19. The hidden Garden City art oasis had creative types and art appreciators flocking to its nondescript location to catch a glimpse of the debut solo show by Michael Cordell.

Dots, Twists and Drawings of Nothing is an exceptionally accurate name for the show, which included long horizontal works in simple dark frames and towering sculptures. Attendees scoured Enso's simple white walls to view Cordell's intricate dots and twists, which seemed at home in the space and gave a minimalist vibe to the rooms. Cordell's pieces were signed with a simple letter "M" in the corners.

Up the narrow stairwell, works from the collective's other artists were on display, ranging from paintings to pieces involving sculpted paper and string.

As with all of Enso's opening celebrations, a scrumptious spread covered the table near the space's retractable door, and attendees of all ages collected there to enjoy a treat and glass of wine.

Cordell's lofty untitled pieces in stainless steel, ebonized oak and mild steel stood around Enso's largest room, and one had a red dot on it early on in the show.

Cordell's show will remain up at Enso through Saturday, Nov. 24.

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  • Sheree Whiteley
  • Michael Cordell's works hang in simple frames on Enso Artspace's white walls.


Michael Cordells works in oak and steel scrape the sky at Enso Artspace.
  • Sheree Whiteley
  • Cordell's works in oak and steel scrape the sky at Enso Artspace.

Michael Cordells works are signed with a simple letter M.

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