Ricky Jay by Glenn Kaino

‘The magician, actor, writer, and collector Ricky Jay is rendered here by Glenn Kaino in playing cards, one of the tools in Jay’s magician’s quiver. Kaino studies the history and practice of magic as a parallel to art making: both artists and magicians develop finely honed skills to create illusions that rely on their audience’s willing suspension of disbelief. This homage to the widely respected Jay is a nod both to op art and to the magician’s long-held card-throwing record. From certain angles, the work appears as a jumble of planes and colors, but from just the right vantage point, the cards coalesce into Jay’s unmistakable visage’.

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