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Obviously, I had a really good time on my gallery walk. But I’m leaving out maybe a dozen gallery shows that didn’t appeal. To prove that I don’t like everything, here are two pieces I truly disliked.

This just looks messy to me

Ok, yeah, ha ha ha. Next?

But back to what I did like, here are a few more glimpses:

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in the Marais — worth a visit just for its stunning stainless steel circular staircase — offered two pieces that I liked. The two pieces actually have a strange resonance, but obviously this isn’t the only type of art that I enjoy.

“Beaver Trap” by Rosemary Castoro at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

By Donald Judd, at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

Suzanne Tarasieve gallery was devoted to a big show by Recycle Group (two Russian artists), imagining an island at the intersection of the Prime Meridian and the Equator, coordinates 0.0. It’s on through June 1 and you really have to visit to appreciate it, but here’s a detail that I liked.

Recycle Group, “Satellite Screenshot 2, 2019” (detail), at Suzanne Tarasieve Paris

I’ve often visited Clara Scremini Gallery on rue Quincampoix, but this time I enjoyed quite a good conversation with the charming, Italian-born gallerist. I may actually look her up again since there was so much friendly energy in our meeting. I liked several pieces there by a Japanese artist, Noriyuki:

By Noriyuki at Clara Scremini Gallery

By Noriyuki at Clara Scremini Gallery