• Michael Singer

    Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)

    Things that are visible but just beyond reach inevitably become more desirable and mysterious. Michael Singer’s recent installation depended on a dynamic between inside and outside in which actual access to the interior of the work was forbidden, though small apertures framed various views of the space it enclosed.

    Raised on a low platform, and constructed of heavy wood planks, Ritual Series 1990, 1988–1990, initially suggested a forbidding fortress. Further exploration, however, disclosed open doorways in three sides and a narrow horizontal slot in the front of the sculpture that permitted

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