Artists can draw or paint or snap pictures—or make films and videos and installations—that talk, directly and with force, about almost anything that humans can think about. Artists can go for the wildly scatological or the emphatically political; they can craft experiences that work below the belt or speak to our most abstract mental capacities; they can please, but they can also enrage or disgust. Whereas most perfumers make expensive stuff that smells more or less like perfume.
— Art critic Blake Gopnik, from NY Museum Stages First ‘Scent’ Exhibit at the Daily Beast, a long discussion of Chandler Burr's upcoming exhibit, The Art of Scent at The Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. The exhibit opens a week from Tuesday.