Site-Specific Works by Dorothy Cross
Distributed for McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College
GONE is the first book-length study of Cross's work and the only permanent documentation of her site-specific art. With full-color photographs, Cross's own account of the construction process, and detailed analysis by scholar Robin Lydenberg, this exhibition catalog manages the seemingly impossible: capturing the ephemeral quality of Cross's work. Cross's goal is not to make a fixed monument to the abandoned or forgotten, but to collaborate with and transform each site. She also collaborates with her audience, inviting viewers to encounter her work on a physical as well as a psychic level. Lydenberg's text explores three major themes in Cross's work: the return of the repressed, the impossibility of desire, and the inveitability of loss. GONE—its images, philosophy, and words—will inspire artists and art historians alike.