The Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY
January 25, 2014
by Leigh Witchel
copyright © 2014 by Leigh Witchel
Tenacity, obsession, or maybe being a control freak: however you analyze it, those qualities make Sarah Michelson a compelling artist.
The "Devotion" cycle began three years ago at The Kitchen. The second part, “Devotion Study #1 – The American Dancer,” was done the following year as part of the Whitney Biennial, winning the Bucksbaum Award and another exhibition. And now, for the third (or “third and final” as Michelson interjected repeatedly in the accompanying script) installment, she returns to the vast hall on the fourth floor of the Whitney Museum. Yet even Michelson's qualification was qualified. There was a fourth part, we were informed, last year at the Museum of Modern Art.