Sunday, July 1, 2012
The Six Degrees of Peggy Bacon
When: through September 30, 2012
Imagine playing the "6 Degrees of Separation" game with Peggy Bacon, a prominent figure in the art world, rather than with Kevin Bacon, and you've got the idea of this show.
Peggy Bacon was a New York artist, printmaker and author (she wrote a mystery novel entitled The Inward Eye, along with children's books) who knew everyone in the arts. The show delineates her connections, both individually in separate cases, and as a giant spider web of relationships on one of the walls.
It occurs to me that you could do this with anyone with a reasonable number of friends and professional contacts - perhaps LinkedIn serves as a sort of online version of this show? A reminder that, although the world is large, it's also small.
Verdict: A fun way to spend a few minutes - it's a one-room show, so you can take it in fairly quickly.