As Long Island City seems to sprout new buildings at breakneck speed, one gallery beckons viewers to slow down.

“An Aesthetics of Slowness,” at the nonprofit Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs on 45th Avenue, weaves together paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and photograms. The thread that binds the diverse mix is an invitation inherent in each piece for viewers to physically move to decipher exactly what one sees — or doesn’t see.

For instance, “Untitled,” by Brian Wills, is a group of four rectangular wooden frames wrapped with vertical rows of thin rayon thread. From the front, the frames appear to be almost transparent boxes lightly tinged with color. But when a viewer pivots around to the side of the frames, the new perspective causes bright, opaque colors to pop out of nowhere, like a Tolkien-esque enchantment.


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