MF Exhibitions

Jim Hirschfield

January 12 - 24, 1985
You take off your shoes, ascend stairs through a doorway, and walk around a fifty-foot rectangular pool recessed into the floor. The watery surface is made of two planes of sheer monofilament fiber tightly strung at close, regular intervals. Indirect lighting is dimly reflected in the fibers. A balcony at the top of a railless staircase at the far end of the gallery offers a long view.

A smaller room holds a translucent blue-green column, joining the ceiling to a sunken area in the floor. Each of the four faces is made in the same way as the meditative pool. At the corners, the monofilament forms a glassy sheet.
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