New York

Mary Miss

55 Mercer Gallery

Although the work of Mary Miss has received some exposure over the past five years, it remains difficult to pigeonhole as to type. This is partly the result of her determination to steer clear of sculptural categories such as serial or modular or even antiform, and of journalistic designations concerning materials. She keeps shifting around, from wood (which she uses most consistently) through cardboard, chicken wire, rope, and metal to plastics (the least frequently utilized). But no matter what material she uses, she employs it as simply and truthfully as possible, stressing its natural qualities rather than debasing them. Formerly her work involved the delineation of spaces in terms of the view, placing markers which fused time and movement with repeated forms. More recent work has involved treating particular spaces as sculptural entities, blocking them off and structuring their

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