I entered the College of the Holy Cross’ Cantor Gallery to see B. Lynch’s “New Gilded Age: A Theatrical Installation” with the expectation of seeing a collection of work unlike almost anything I’ve seen before. Built around what Lynch calls, “My fictive universe,” one filled with puppets depicting “the Reds and Greys,” I’ve been trying to fully grasp the concept of her work for years. Having watched a number of the online presentations tied to the show since it opened on October 13, I knew I’d be experiencing a multi-media treat for the senses, the culmination of many years of creative experimenting in how to best present her ideas.
I knew I’d be seeing something I’d never forget, and even before entering the gallery doors, that observation came true. The main focal point of “Fisherman on the Lonely Sea” was an exceptional piece in its own right; its placement over fabric intended to create the feel of being out in the large ocean only added to the sensation.