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Melissa McGill
Installation view, "Myths, Reflections and Innuendoes," 1997

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In her New York solo debut, Melissa McGill presents a haunting installation titled "Myths, Inflections and Innuendoes." The work consists of five gray glass forms that are partly embedded in the walls and also resting on tall white pedestals that stand near the walls. Bulbous, organic shapes, the glass forms look like they could be made of a gooey substance that oozes from the walls. The translucent shapes are meant to convey three-dimensional shadows. McGill, in this show, offers a fascinating study of the relationship between substance and immateriality.

DAVID EBONY is a contributing editor to Art in America. He is working on a book about the life and work of Graham Sutherland.