by Abraham Orden
It was a wise move for Banks Violette
to have his double solo show at Team
and Gladstone Gallery
now, in the summer, June 28-Aug. 17, 2007. His hard-edged, hard-assed, paint-it-black work acts more immediately upon a viewer in flip-flops and jean shorts than on a person done up in dapper armor of winter layers. With Violette’s sharp points and heavy, suspended objects, one is careful where one steps, and the work’s aura is felt directly on the skin.