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Meg Cranston: Mountain of Eggshells, Crown of Meringue

Main Gallery Aug 11–Aug 26, 1988

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88 Meg Cranston
Mountain of Eggshells, Crown of Meringue, 1988, Installation view, Santa Monica Museum of Art
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Mountain of Eggshells, Crown of Meringue, 1988, Installation view, Santa Monica Museum of Art

Cranston’s twenty-five-foot mountain of eggshells topped with meringue evoked the Museum’s former function as an egg-processing plant and commented on the conceit of monumentality and the fragility of power. The piece effected grandeur by its scale, while its construction made it clearly vulnerable.