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Ed Rothfarb

An exhibition long overdue in Boston, Six Sculptors reflected various modes of sculpture-making, running the gamut of current idioms from free-standing objects and wall reliefs to architectonic constructions and ephemeral installations.

By far the two most impressive efforts in the exhibition were created by artists who constructed their own spaces. ED ROTHFARB’s In leiunio et Fletu is a freestanding unit in one corner of the largest gallery built of gray plasterboard panels over a wooden frame. Within a primarily architectural idiom, Rothfarb’s piece addresses his participatory audience theatrically, through texts, sounds and spaces. The small chapellike edifice is built with formal, ceremonial equilibrium. The symmetry of the forms and details is maintained with a cruciform plan and false doors—even as access and egress (or is it the other way around?) is clearly demarcated for his

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