These two pieces allow me to say something that I often have trouble with. The first piece,Untitled by John McCracken, a simple lacquered wood Blue Cube, says nothing. It means nothing, because it gives you nothing. Perhaps it is another statement of space being given to an object automatically making it art. I dunno, because there's nothign there for me to latch on to which would allow me to form an opinion one way or the other.
Glass Cube, creat by Larry Bell, is nearly the opposite. It is smoked glass, but moreso, it is a cube that contains something, something hazy, amorphous. As you reposition yourself, the piece changes, the haze reincorporates. It gives a simple change and that makes the work ultimately considerable, but it does somethign else - it reflects. We are able to take in the rest of the gallery within reflection, and that alone makes it more impressive.
Christopher J Garcia - Curator, Fan Writer, Podcaster, and a guy who just loves art.