Rachel Kneebone, “The Descent” at the Brooklyn Museum

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“…Even the chef d’oeuvre of the show, “The Descent” (2008), which recalls Rodin’s “Gates of Hell” — which, in turn, was inspired by Dante’s “Inferno” — feels more like a poetic celebration of flesh and the sculptural medium than anything else. Comprising dozens of little figures descending into a cauldron-shaped pit, the sculpture, viewed by stepping up on a narrow wooden platform encircling it, is nearly 11 ½ feet in diameter.” [. . .]    –Martha Schwendener, The New York Times, April 4, 2012

On display at The Brooklyn Museum, January 7 – August 12, 2012.