by Walter Robinson
As much as a sedentary life is a safer one, it does sometimes pay to go out rather than stay in, and so it was on Saturday for the several dozen art lovers who braved the pouring rain for a brunch at Gering & López Gallery
in the Crown Building on Fifth Avenue. The occasion was a show of new works by the British artist Jane Simpson
(b. 1965), who is celebrated for casting antiques in rubber as well as for taking ornamental objects like chandeliers and banisters and connecting them to refrigeration units, so that the items become covered with a dense layer of white frost.