the little is a little obsessed with yo gabba gabba . i can't really blame her - cute characters, catchy songs [just watch party in my tummy ] - much hipper than sesame street. i know i know - she shouldn't even be watching TV - but... well... i'm not even going to try and excuse. i'm just going to admit that after watching the episode "art" like 5 times the song "art show" follows me around all day. i've woken up dreaming this tune [and other yo gabba gabba songs to be frank]. but i digress. i actually went to an art show today.
i knew there was a Louise Bourgeois show at gallery paule anglim . and then the news hit that she died [at 98] a couple of days ago. so i really really had to go.
LB [as she signed all the works in the show] is certainly one of my all time favorite artists [along with agnes martin , eva hesse , ruth asawa and too many others to list, but these ladies are always near the top].
i'd be stupid not to acknowledge her influence in my own work.
the show? not some of my most favorite LB work i've seen. called "mother and child" the show was fully of birthing imagery - lots of red [blood]. lots of multiples [interesting print techniques and embroidered signatures - which i loved] - but not really anything that really sang to me like THIS WORK . but....
this piece i really liked.
and am i glad i went? of course. LB's line quality is always nice to behold. the paring down to the bare minimum of what you need to present a face. to express really raw, powerful, tangible emotions through minimal marks is always inspiring.
plus i kind of walked around saying goodbye. bye new work. we'll only get to visit your legacy now. and for that incredible legacy i'm grateful.
i broke down and bought myself the digital harinezumi . i just needed to give in and do something nice for myself and have a new toy to play with. so far pretty fun.
it's so nice to have the sun back here. we had a couple of very odd winter storms [in MAY?] which were rather depressing. the weather doesn't usually get to me, but this did. does weather effect you?