Unequal partners despite symmetry, Zimmerman offers the neglected left hand as a sympathetic narrator. Speaking in rare fragmented imagery –an ancient hand tool, Houdini magic tricks, plunder mined from the Voyager Golden Record, or a Werner Herzog screenshot– the selection is an eclectic imbalance, muted icons with remote poetic value. However, the deftness of the paintings belies a dexterity bordering on photographic, the hand over-compensating to remove touch from sight: a hand in absentia. Though manifest in sculpture, an impotent amputated clasping, more compelling are the Beuys basalt replicas*: a paper-thin pretense of heft, an embodied grasp at gravitas.
~ Ryder Richards
images courtesy of Art Palace and the artist.