Shelf Life / Mary "Mimi" Frank
August 5 through September 12
The works in Shelf Life were created specifically to be displayed on the Athenaeum gallery's walls.
"With this body of work Frank took a light touch: the forms are space, outlined. Developing the forms was an intuitive process, unplanned. The scale is slight. All of these factors work against our usual expectations for steel - the material of structure and weight, of massive scale. This is powerful work indeed, containing contradictions, engaging us with its sense of whimsy, all the while maintaining its strong and evocative presence." - Beverly Ress
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