N A T U R E D R E S S
FRIDAY, MAY 21,1999
WEEKEND FINE ARTS and LEISURE
REBECCA CUMING, Allan Stone, 113 East 90th street, (212) 987-4997 (through June 4).
"With a deft, sensuous touch, Ms. Cuming paints elaborate mock-Victorian floral bouquets in the form of dresses. One is made mainly of women’s pumps: another is a gown shaped nest attended by Hummingbirds. The paintings comment with poetic wit on conventional associations of nature and the feminine”. -Johnson