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Maya Lin: Three Ways of Looking at the Earth

By Tom Ran

Published: September 21, 2009 under Art

<i>Maya Lin: Three Ways of Looking at the Earth</i>

Photo: Maya Lin

Maya Lin: Three Ways of Looking at the Earth

It wouldn’t be fair to compare Maya Lin’s topographic sculptures with Peter Saville’s cover for Unknown Pleasures. To start, one is a visualization of pulsar waves while the others are representations of landscapes. Nonetheless the resemblance is there. Maya Lin: Three Ways of Looking at the Earth is a spectacular exhibition currently on view at PaceWildenstein gallery. The viewers are immediately confronted by 2×4 Landscape, consisting of 50,000 two-by-fours and occupying 19,000 square feet. In Blue Lake Pass, Lin invites her viewers to walk through the sculpture by separating the work into 20 individual units. Computer generated wire-frames are transformed into real life in Water Line, a collection of aluminum wires that map the ocean floor along the Mid-Atlantic ridge. Maya Lin: Three Ways of Looking at the Earth is on view until October 24th.

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