-->Henry Moore at Botanical Garden; Louise Bourgeois at Guggenheim
Her “Personnages” are invariably simple – carved wooden totems, some painted, some more elaborate than others. Yet even the most reduced form takes on a personality of sorts. (These are said to have represented friends from Paris after she emigrated to New York in 1938.) They take on particular resonance when seen in a group, as in the Guggenheim’s High Gallery. Other works – a cluster of small totems of different sizes – somehow conjures an entire miniature mythical community undergoing a ritual.