And now -- art. The DeCordova Museum
in Lincoln has a wonderful show just up of work by Robert and Shana
, showing their pictures of Robert cast as "everyman"
in an ill-fitting suit, coping as best he can with absolutely desolate
hallucinatory dreamscapes, strewn with smokestacks, fields of light
bulbs, and in one piece, a wickerwork radar dish. One picture shows
him sewing up a rift in the earth, another pulling it back to adjust
the gears of the machinery beneath; in yet another, he is trying to
reattach a limb to a tree in a field of sawed-off stumps.
If this is the kind of thing you like, then you're already trying
to figure out how to see it. It's at the DeCordova through January;
the Toale gallery in Boston has a smaller show of ParkeHarrison work
through mid-October, featuring some of the same pieces. Either is
very worth your while.
By the way, not apropos of that or anything else,
I have a few free gmail invites which I'm not sure what to do with.
They're free to interested and reasonably friendly parties, while the