"Because it documents the ephemeral installations presented at the Mattress Factory during the 1990s, Installations will be of central importance to
anyone interested in the art of this revolutionary decade."—David Wilkins, Henry Clay Frick Department of the History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh
"Combining chronological history, reminiscences, and broad essays, this book is a valuable overview of the Mattress Factory and its contributions to contemporary installation art."
—Ronald Onorato, Department of Art, University of Rhode Island
“From its engaging, vibrant cover to the final pages mapping the museum and its surrounding building, Installations is a wonderfully designed and executed book. It succeeds both graphically and conceptually by not only chronicling the exhibitions but by providing contest that offers a greater appreciation for them and the genre.”—Chris Dreher, Pittsburgh City Paper
“But nothing can speak like the art itself, page after page of bright, stimulating photographs that manage to capture this elusive genre in an exciting period that included luminaries like John Latham, Yayoi Kusama, Kiki Smith and one of the century’s seminal figures, the late John Cage.:—Mary Thomas, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“... provides a good overview of what the North Side musem has been up to the past decade. ...the book chronicles a time when it continued to mature and refine its focus, while still maintaining its edge. Photos memorialize many of its temporary exhibitions. The essays are enlightening, generally engaging and sometimes eye-opening, when you consider the Herculean efforts often required to bring us this art.”—Mike May, Pittsburgh Magazine, February 2002
“ . . . anyone fascinated by this fugutive genre of art will find this volume a useful record of a wide range of recent examples.”—John A. Walker, The Art BookM/I>, January 2003