WHEN THE FAMILIAR BECOMES ALIEN
by Charlie Finch
I took the artist Rafael Ferrer
, who is the subject of a career retrospective at El Museo del Barrio, over to the Whitney Museum to meet Whit director Adam Weinberg and see the Charles Burchfield
retrospective there. My purpose was to address a problem in my own life: how, through a series of optimistic mistakes, I ended up living, for the last four years, in a forest that I was ill prepared to exist in.