Lauren and I went to Houston this past weekend to see a Kurt Schwitter's (http://www.moma.org/collection/artist.php?artist_id=5293) show (http://www.menil.org/exhibitions/KurtSchwittersColorandCollage.php) at the Menil Museum. It was great! I loved looking at his collages up close, focusing on the individual elements--brush strokes, thickness of paint, the print in newspaper cut-outs, the grain in wood, and so on--then backing up quite a way just seeing just color and shape, the cubist effect being more apparent. Does that make sense? Anyway it was a wonderful show and you should go before the end of the month and see it. The Menil is free, but they're happy to take a donation.
Lauren in front of MFAHWe decided to Spend Saturday at the Fine Arts Museum and I was so glad we did because one work of art took my breath away: Cai Guo-Qiang's Odyssey. I don't want to say much about it because I want you to go see it. Here's a link if you need more convincing: http://www.culturemap.com/series/cais-odyssey/
I have a lot of ideas brewing right now. Several things about Schwitter's work really spoke to me, some things I needed to hear. I've been really uptight. I am really uptight. I'm not sure when that started, but I'd like to loosen my grip on some dumb ideas I'm holding on to. His work seemed really raw and immediate--a few crooked frames and all (of course the gallery frames that often framed his work, were perfect).
The light is beautiful right now at 4:46 and it's time to feed the cats.