New York

Susan Lewis Williams

A.I.R. Gallery

Susan Lewis Williams showed two works at A.I.R. under the general heading “Sculpture Recycled.” Within this general heading “Watermill (a summer experience recycled)” is comprised of about 100 glass quart jars stacked pyramid fashion against a wall; the wall is papered with reproductions of a photograph of the jars stacked similarly against another wall. In the photographs, nearly all the jars are filled with sand, but in the physical situation, about half the jars are partially filled with sand while nine jars contain a folded piece of paper. In a brief statement accompanying the piece, Williams tells of finding a jar with a note inside on a Long Island beach last June. The note was a name and address to which Williams wrote and got her letter back “addressee unknown.” In September she returned to the beach, filled 50 plastic bags with sand, and asked nine friends to write notes “sharing

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