Doris Salcedo

FROM WHITE CUBE: Doris Salcedo makes sculptures and installations that function as political and mental archaeology, using domestic materials charged with significance and suffused with meanings accumulated over years of use in everyday life. Saucedo often takes specific historical events as her point of departure, conveying burdens and conflicts with precise and economical means. Text from the Tate Museum: Shibboleth reflects Salcedo’s belief that modern art museums themselves enact this form of exclusion as histories of twentieth-century modernism have until recently largelyRead more

Anne Truitt at the National Gallery till April 1, 2018

  . From the National Gallery website: “Anne Truitt was one of the leading figures associated with minimalism, the sculptural tendency that emerged in the 1960s featuring pared-down geometric shapes scaled to the viewer’s body and placed directly on the floor. Born in Baltimore in 1921, Truitt grew up in Easton, a town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.” “Truitt’s art is unique within the field of minimalism; she alone remained a traditional studio artist. Whereas artists such as Donald Judd (1928–1994)Read more

Ruth Asawa

Random thoughts while running…this mornings’ meditation on Ruth Asawa: A remarkable life: spent time in Japanese internment camp in Santa Anita, Ca. as a child. She later went on to Black Mountain College in North Carolina in 1946, where she studied with Josef Albers, Buckminster Fuller, Max Wilhelm Dehn, Merce Cunningham an others. One of Albers assignments was to say “good morning to you” in color.   Cornell, Daniell. The sculpture of Ruth Asawa: contours in the air. University ofRead more