Francesca Woodman, “House #4, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976”
The many images in which she appears to merge into walls or is caught in blurry motion also suggest an urge to dematerialize into pure spirit. In lots of others, though, parts of her body are encrusted with dirt or slathered by paint and other liquids. She oscillates between the heavenly and the earthly.
A survey is on view at the Guggenheim until June 13th.