Mary Miss

Greenwich County Day School

Wondering where to begin. Wanted to start my review of Mary Miss’s new piece with waking up. Sun sparkling my windows. A desire to be outside, out of the city. But what does that have to do with the work? Well, it’s part of the experience I brought to the work, feeding into my experience of the piece. Traveling on the train. Fashionable ladies posed at the stations, set for Fifth Avenue. My journey a pilgrimage, implicit in gallery visits, explicit here. Getting off at Greenwich. Past a parade of silent mansions. Finally the site. Striding across an open playing field. Manicured golf course to the right contrasting with the unkempt jumble of trees and brambles ahead. Seeing the piece from a distance. A puzzling hutlike construction. Manmade order imposing itself on the hurly-burly of the landscape? And yet somehow secretive. Like a grounded tree fort, a clandestine clubhouse. Imagine the

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