Jill Giegerich just will not stop asking herself all the blue-sky questions. An exhibition of 25 or so recent wall reliefs and drawings proves that ingenuousness is the pedestal of her work's strength and wacky fascination. The basic problem of all art is: "How do you change what you see in the real world into art?"
The query can take on fancy academic trappings as "questions of semiotics" or remain as simple as a kid asking, "How do you make an eye?"
Giegerich operates exactly on the question mark between art and reality, so the results have a wonderful aura of being stuck in transition from one world to another. There's a kind of Gracie Allen naivete and aptness about them.
A couple of the untitled works are clunky perspective renderings that might be called--"How do you draw a packing crate?" Her answer includes rendering them on wood as if drawing on packing-crate material will help make the art more "real." (This involves an elemental part of the art urge. One of primitive man's earliest answers to the question of sculpting a head was to take a human skull and over-model it with materials from turquoise to mud.)