The last gallery displays outlines traced around hands, trompe-l'oeil drawings of the covers of how-to-draw books, and sketches of studio models that attempt to illustrate something about the body in art in the past decade. Unfortunately, they only vaguely connect to dancing and drawing. Molesworth links things that look alike — photos of dancers maybe resemble traditional drawings of models — rather than things that think alike. So she doesn't point out two major ideological shifts that her show circumscribes: the '60s rejection of artistic virtuosity and then, over the past few decades, a return to romance, narrative, and realism. It's the difference between an interesting theme show and a show that defines the zeitgeist.
: Museum And Gallery
, Institute of Contemporary Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, Trisha Brown, More