Friday, July 23, 2010

Art on the East Coast/Art on the West Coast

I'd fly to New York every month if I could. Just to see art. And if I were there now, I'd rush to MOMA to see Mind and Matter: Alternative Abstractions, 1940s to Now, an exhibition of drawings, prints, books and sculptures by a dozen international artists including two of my longtime favorites, Louise Bourgeois and Gego, and a new favorite, Atsuko Tanaka.

Atsuko Tanaka
Untitled. 1956
watercolor and felt-tip pen on paper

Pablo Picasso
The Bull, state VII (Le Taureau)
December 26, 1945

Then I'd find my way to Picasso: Themes and Variations, which is a show of more than one hundred of Picasso's prints. But the wonderful thing about this exhibition is that there is a really cool web presentation on the MOMA site for those of us who won't get to see the show in the real. You can view the web presentation of Picasso's prints here.

The art viewing life here in Long Beach offers a gem tonight which I WILL get to see in person. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by to see Menage a Trois at 2nd City council Art Gallery, a group show including the work of Traci Durfee and Jamie Kivisto. I can hardly wait!


  1. Oh WOW. what a wonderful thing to have here. this morning. Sitting on my covered porch - surrounded by a sunny sun, bird song - and random dog woofs. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thank you, Renee! Your porch sounds like a perfect hangout.