James Kalm brings viewers along as he peddles through a Thursday night double bill. Banks Violette is one of New York’s most provocative young artists. Deriving much of his imagery from the banality of Heavy Metal cliché, the main piece for “Not Yet Titled” at Team Gallery is “Zodiac” a ghostly recreation in cast salt of the motorcycle his friend Steve Parrino drove to his death.
Across town in Chelsea we slip in to see Jessica Stockholder’s “Sail Cloth Tears” at Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Stockholder constructs gerrymandered tableaus of brightly colored everyday objects combined with strokes of rich pigment to bring the language of painting into a three dimensional space. The works reflect not only an artistic sensibility but a knowing appreciation for the industrial cheerfulness of consumer products.