Last Blast, Chelsea 2007
James Kalm makes a last minute dash through Chelsea to bring viewers a selection of shows of interest. Norbert Bisky, a member of the Leipzig Schule, starts the tour at Leo Koenig with "What's Wrong With Me". The eye fooling painting/sculpture pieces by Ivin Ballen at Winlkleman Gallery confront us with their simulated raw and funky materials, only to undermine our perceptions with their unusual fabrication technique. Mitchell Innes & Nash present a museum quality exhibit of Alberto Burri (1915-1995). Burri, an acknowledged master of postwar Italian art, is unfortunately less known in America than his accomplishment warrant. This show will no doubt help raise his profile with young artists.