New York

“Projects In Nature”

Merriewold West

Nancy Rosen and Edward Fry have organized “Projects in Nature. . .” which is “. . . .Eleven Environmental Works Executed at Merriewold West.” Merriewold West is the Far Hills, New Jersey, farm and weekend retreat of Mary Lea and Victor D’Arc, who also financed this undertaking. Rosen and Fry considered the work of artists they knew and of artists who responded to ads placed in art magazines last winter. They finally invited six artists from New York City and five from elsewhere to participate. This exhibition was planned as an alternative to the usual “playground” effect of large objects scattered about fields, although the D’Arcs have quite a few of those too. Making art count against or in the environment is no easy task, but it is simplified by the fact that artists can now consider a piece of the environment as they used to consider a blank canvas, that is, with a certain number of

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