This provocative rephrasing of Romanticism's most famous about-faces
points the way towards a new New Historicism that might treat social and affective phenomena, such as group identity and political opinion, in formalist terms--that is, as variously conventional and inventive practices of organizing experience.
These last two were hung so that the figures in them seemed to turn their backs on each other--recoiling from the opposite style, as Gasiorowski himself did countless times in the course of a career marked by about-faces
It is as if the status quo meditation on the single image has to be blown up, as in "Empty Nests in Leafless Trees," which Guriel begins in a traditionally reflective manner and then about-faces
and says, "Actually, I lied.
What is most disturbing in these about-faces
is that both projects were announced with fanfare only a month ago, only to be pulled back during the last week when federal officials raised concerns about the ability of both to meet a February deadline for start of construction.
Penteado's ballerina, Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg, did smile a bit too much, but her body knew its way perfectly around the role's twists, digressions, and about-faces