Montclair show tours the land artist’s Garden State legacy.
On a frigid morning this past winter, the art historian, critic and curator Phyllis Tuchman was guiding her blue Mercedes sedan through the desolate parking lot of a shopping plaza in Bayonne, N.J., past a Super Stop & Shop, a Starbucks and a Houlihan’s, toward an inlet of the Hudson River.
“God, I can’t believe I’m doing this,” she said, as she nonchalantly ignored the markings for parking spots in an attempt to avoid birds that were lounging in front of a tanning salon. “I’m very New Jersey,” she said. “It’s embarrassing.”