The installation was problematic at points: In the back gallery, the "Upstate" photos--which position their subjects dead center--were wrapped in a claustrophobic loop around the walls, and as if to emphasize this deadpan gestalt, one of Prince's tire-planter sculptures was placed smack in the middle
of the room.
Were that to happen, the protoplanet would then orbit the sun in a yo-yoing pathway smack in the middle
of Earth's trajectory, with a chance of hitting Earth.
It is just a few blocks from Columbus Circle and the new Time Warner Center, Central Park, Times Square, and smack in the middle
of the renowned Music District, which encompasses the best of New York's theatres, recording studios, nightlife, Lincoln Center, and the new home of Alvin Ailey.
But now God's throne is smack in the middle
of the streets.
While sorting it our, she takes a summer job at a fancy resort--and lands smack in the middle
of a murder mystery.
At Comdex, Corel's booth was located conspicuously at the Hilton, smack in the middle
of Linux Business Expo, one of the many sub-shows now living in the belly of the Comdex beast.
Voila, you'll be smack in the middle
of Clonesville, USA.
Smack in the middle
of this area sits Afghanistan, which from 1998 to 2001 experienced its longest and most severe drought in the past 50 years.
Yet even in rough outline, this massive structure, which dominates the center of the painting, reads as a distant echo of Warsaw's Palace of Culture and Science (an unwanted gift from the Soviets, which today hosts a department store) that stands smack in the middle
of the city.
That puts primitive organisms smack in the middle
of a cosmic bombardment.