Through the gates, you get a teasing glance at Cynthia Schira's portion of exhibition. After being overwhelmed and delighted by Ann Hamilton's work, I took a moment to rest before stepping through the gates.
Taking that final step was a spiritual experience of sorts. One step transported me from a world of muted colors, of ethereal photographs of elaborately dressed and mysterious people, of other-worldliness into...well...nirvana.
Where Hamilton had laid creche figures on an obsolete scanner, Schira's installation features sheer, woven, and mesh fabrics. It includes a monumental "word" cloth and ETYMON, woven on a computer-controlled Jacquard loom at the Oriole Mill, abstracted from selections obtained from the Spencer's online collection database.*
Schira divided her exhibition into Making, Showing and Saving. I started to organize my photos to reflect that, but chose to leave them in the order taken. Enjoy!