Thursday, September 20, 2007

“Trainscape” at DeCordova

Here’s the beginning of my review of “Trainscape” at the DeCordova Museum:
The DeCordova Museum’s “Trainscape: Installation Art for Model Railroads” is a great, wild, flawed 14-artist circus. Your first sights from the gallery entrance are dangling cartoon clouds, a giant gent in a stovepipe hat, mini mountains, cascading white buildings, pink petals floating in midair. There’s lots of motion as four trains clickety-click out from the center of the room and circulate through 12 installations commissioned by curator Nick Capasso and company. My first reaction wasn’t much different from that of the little girl I overheard exclaim, “This is awesome!”
Read the rest here.

“Trainscape,” DeCordova Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, Sept. 1, 2007, to Jan. 13, 2008.

Pictured from top to bottom: "Land o’ Lactation" by Fitchburg couple Ellen Wetmore and Jeff “Jeffu” Warmouth and "Here, There and Everywhere" by Joy Wulke of Stony Creek, Connecticut.


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