On January 4, 2004, The Sunday New York Times reviewed "All That Glitters," at The Islip Art Museum. Of Martin Cary Horowitz' work, the critic said:

The opulence of pure gold and its sensuous appeal are exploited by Martin Cary Horowitz, who applies it to found and fabricated objects. In "Floor Curve" and "Center Bend," minimal wood and bronze shapes are treated to a rich coating of 24 karat leaf, like priceless artifacts from a Pharaoh's tomb. The gilding on "Gold Bomb 1," a deadly missile encased in an iron cage, makes it appear too valuable to destroy.