Art: Images off Metamorphosis

Mary Frank's sculptures transform bodies into landscape

Frank's is an art of subject matter. And its basic subject — the sensation of inhabiting a body whose surface is enveloped by air, water or earth — is put before us allusively. In the exhibition of some 140 works that runs through the summer at the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, N.Y., most of the pieces are figures or heads. But they are complex, swathed in images of metamorphosis. One of Frank's recurrent themes from classical mythology is that of Daphne, the daughter of a...

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