Brian Rochefort 2030 at Van Doren Waxter Gallery, New York City. (Jan. 9-Feb. 16, 2019)

Clay is everywhere in New York galleries these days, and the distinction between controlled (or crafted) work and that which focuses on clay’s malleability without concern for mastery seems to be evaporating. Andrew Lord is one who has always escaped that distinction, since his works have had everything to do with touch yet are conceptual enough to please those who prefer subject matter in their art.