Today being my daughter Theodora’s birthday, I was reminded I had not shared images from the fabulous day we spent together at Dia Beacon. It was my first visit, while Theodora had been many times before. Located in a former Nabisco box printing factory, it’s a quick train ride from Grand Central Station, and a short walk once you get to the Beacon train station. … Continue reading Dia Beacon in Beacon, NY
Along with the opening of the spectacular Katherine Bradford show, there is a small Marsden Hartley exhibition that opens today as well, Marsden Hartley: An American Nature Who doesn’t like Marsden Hartley? “Marsden Hartley’s emotive paintings celebrate the grandeur and nuances of nature as expressions of American culture. Hartley (1877–1943) spent much of his career restlessly traveling around North America and Europe. In 1937, he … Continue reading Marsden Hartley in Seattle, WA
I had just returned from seeing a great group of shows in NYC, and always have a bit of an adjustment period settling into my studio, getting going on my own work, and figuring out how I’m going to share all that I had just seen with you, my dear readers. I saw that the Frye Art Museum in Seattle was having the first museum … Continue reading Katherine Bradford in Seattle, WA
Wishing you, my dear readers, a wonderful Thanksgiving! I have been anxiously waiting to share my two perfect Thanksgiving art finds which I saw in person recently. One at the gorgeous Meret Oppenheim show that I saw when it opened at the Museum of Modern Art. It is an extensive and thrilling show, that I’ll be posting about soon. The other one is by one … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
Alex Katz: Gathering, a retrospective at the Guggenheim, is the first retrospective of his work since the Whitney’s in 1986. I have always liked Alex Katz. I love his devotion to his wife Ada, who he has painted well over 200 times. At 95 Katz is still painting. I was up for a few hours in the middle of the night before I went to … Continue reading Alex Katz at the Guggenheim in New York, NY
I took the subway up to the Guggenheim and just as I was exiting the station, a huge thunderstorm opened up and I got absolutely drenched. All I could do was laugh, as it was too late to seek shelter. I walked to the Guggenheim, and dried myself under a bathroom wall dryer as best as I could. It didn’t help much. I walked into … Continue reading Eva Hesse in New York, NY
It’s no secret that I adore everything about Judy Chicago. Twenty eight years ago today, when I named my daughter Theodora, I didn’t know much about Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party, or the Empress Theodora. Read here to learn more about both. Turns out I could not have chosen a better name for my daughter. Continue reading Theodora in Brooklyn, NY
I’m starting my blog with one of my favorite artists. Viola Frey’s career retrospective is at the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art in Sonoma, CA. The exhibition features over 100 pieces and runs though December 29th. The prolific Viola Frey, died in 2002 at the age of 70 in Oakland, CA. She was once a professor at California College of the Arts. Frey worked in sculpture, painting and drawing. Her larger than life colorful clay sculptures… Continue reading Viola Frey in Sonoma, CA