Sol LeWitt at MASSMoCA
"The promised reward for finishing the game is cake."
"Unusual for the genre, the violence in this first person shooter game is aimed at walls."
Adapting Jackson Pollock’s technique of painting canvases laid flat on the floor, Frankenthaler developed her own technique of pouring diluted paint directly onto canvas, then manipulating it with mops and sponges to create vivid fields of color.
In case you missed it, yesterday was National Hot Dog Day. We bring you “Hot Dog”, 1957-58, by an artist who’s “monumental” to us - Andy Warhol.
Charles Demuth - My Egypt (1927)
I love this painting. SO. MUCH. I know people normally go for good ol’ Number 5, but this is probably my favorite Demuth.
Charles Demuth. Incense of a New Church. 1921.
A celebration of industrialization or a criticism of it? That’s for you to decide…
Walter de Maria
400 lightning rods, 22’ each
I like to think of this work as a sort of cathedral to time. Its rural location is meant to remind us that regardless of the viewer, this majestic connection between the heavens and earth will continue to be, much like lost temples to forgotten religions. To witness Lightning Field at its height— during a thunderstorm where lightning strikes the tall metal towers— is to be surrounded by eternity itself. The experience is complete: all the senses are involved, not just the visual, but the auditory, and even the tactile and olfactory. Its dazzling display is limited to the month or so when thunderstorms actually occur in the rural part of New Mexico it is located in. It is an incredible experience that reminds us that art is an expression of life, and life is the world all around us as it always has been and always will be.