New York Foundation for the Arts Interactive - originally published:
September 22, 2004
"Around Town: Miami"
© Franklin Einspruch
…Ingalls and Associates:
Lucky DeBellevue showed sculptures made from Chenille stems (which, despite having
now learned the proper term, I will continue to think of as "pipe cleaners").
He uses them in order to make his pieces hover between high art and low art;
unfortunately, they also hover between successful art and failed art. Some evoked
stalagmites and landscapes thereof, but for the most part their kitschiness did
them in. The room dedicated to Ingalls' partner, Lemon Sky Projects & Editions,
featured photo-collages by Charles LaBelle made from countless, one-inch-square
shots taken around Miami. They came off as overly decorative at first, but they
grew on me. LaBelle arranged careful, attractive transitions of hue and contrast
from square to square, and the ensembles composed handsomely…