When I was there recently, two pre-teen girls scampered up a 10-foot hill of 2x4s. At first I thought it was a performance, but they were too young and they kept looking back toward Lin. Her children? This kind of joyous freedom seemed so antithetical to the gallery's attitude, but you can see them for yourself. (Normally Pace maintains a rigorous no-photography policy but when the kids started climbing, the cameras came out. )
2x4 Landscape, composed of 50,000 vertical 2x4s, suggests a hill
The press release says the 10-foor-high installation occupies 1900 square feet of floor space. The climbers had someone's approval. Judging by the way Lin was watching them, and the way they surrounded her afterward, I'm guessing they were her kids. Certainly no one else attempted the same climb
Walking the perimeter of the work, I shot it at its far end, taking in a bit of each of the other two works in the space
Water Line, aluminum-wire , 19' x 34' 8" x 29' 2"
The contoured grid of this work suggests a mapped section of ocean in the Antarctic. The experience of walking on the ground through an airy grid meant to depict water is viscerally thrilling
The sculptor in conversation while the young climbers scaled the wooden hill just beyond her right shoulder .