• Michael Hall

    Hill Gallery

    Michael Hall’s exhibition entitled “American Honeymoon (Niagara Speculations),” 1991, picks up on concerns introduced in his earlier “Rose and Briar,” 1989–91, sculptures, by employing the great basin of Niagara Falls to frame American historical, cultural, and religious narratives. The “Rose and Briar” sculptures were based on an Appalachian folk song in which two lovers are united in death through the intertwining of the rose and briar bushes that grew on their respective graves. Where the even earlier “Waltz,” 1983–88, sculptures function as literal and metaphoric containers, in the “Rose

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