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Date: 01 Apr 2010
Time: 12:48:34 -0600
Ho hum, big ugly white cube gallery filled with yet another mediocre. Whether or not you make them spin, or billboard size or pile some wood or other junk on them or around them, you cant away from the fact that ackermanns painting are little different to fiona rae, or some other PM jumbler of images. The paintings have a dead surface quality, and look like big bits of corporate decoration., Unsurpirisingly him and Julie Mehretu were paid a billion dollars each to do massive paintings for Goldmans Sachs. Abstraction, in our free and easy age, emptied of spiritual or even aesthetic rigour. Rigor mortis sets in.