Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wood or Wire?

Maya Lin's current show at Pace Wildenstein in Chelsea is entitled " Three Ways of Looking at The Earth ". The three large sculptures seem a little cramped in the space. Each addresses a specific site that has significance for the sculptor/architect, and in addition to mapping the contours of a terrain or underwater scape the materials used look to issues of sustainability. It is always good to see what she is thinking about and making, but the lack of breathing room here somewhat detracted from being able see the pieces as more than analytical/didactic, but beautiful.

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