Friday, March 8, 2013

Daytripping: Sol Lewitt !



OK.  Here is the real reason I took a trip up to MassMOCA (other than to visit an old roommate who lives nearby and who is also visiting me in Florida this week).  MassMOCA has devoted an entire three-story building to an exhibition of the works of Hartford and NewBritain native, Sol Lewitt.  I have shown and explained his work several times before, so I will spare you a repeat.  And, I know that some readers have commented that this is not their cup of tea, so if you are in that group, sorry, you can take some time off and come back for St. Patrick's Day.  Those who stay with me for the next week are in for a treat.

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31 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Love the perspective in this image and the reflections of the window, light and colors, just perfect!
:)
Léia

SRQ said...

I think I'm getting dizzy. : ) Great composition on this one, Jack. I love all the lines...with the lights, shadows, window frames, and exhibits. Hope you're having fun with your friend.

Halcyon said...

I am looking forward to more. Love this exhibit and the space!

Stefan Jansson said...

It is a bit different.

Kate said...

Now, this makes more sense to me than your post yesterday! I like the colors and the forms as well as the light and dark.

Hilda said...

If his other pieces are like these two, you can count me in the group that likes his work then.

RedPat said...

I love it! Looking forward to seeing more. I have come across some of his work through other channels and I think of you every time I see his name.

Lowell said...

Sol doesn't do much for me, but to each his/her own. His stuff makes me dizzy (dizzier?).

And I've got to say if this person visiting you was your roommate, he/she has got to be pretty old. But you did say "old" roommate.

Have a great day on the golf course!

Sylvia K said...

Well, I'll definitely be staying around, Jack, I'm fascinated by Lewitt's work and the display. And, of course, your photos! Hope you have a great weekend!

Norma Ruttan said...

not my cup of tea, makes me rather dizzy

Taken For Granted said...

The murals are alright, but I love the sense of space you create in your photo with the windows and their reflection. Fine composition.

Sharon said...

Oh, these are amazing! What a great room for these.

Malyss said...

Impressive room, that offers a great perspective to the artists (aka Lewitt and you! )

'Tsuki said...

Thanks for making me discover this artist, his work was very impressive, and not only because of the size of those wall drawings. The picture itself is awesome : the perspective on the three windows give quite some light to the art...

VP said...

See you on Saint Patrick's Day!

RamblingRound said...

I take it you like art! Then get ready for pictures from Selma's three upcoming art shows!

Catherine said...

a stunning shot of the gallery and the work is stunning too...

Nita Davis said...

I'm sticking around and looking forward to what comes next. Cool shot. The artwork makes me think of water and sound. I'll have to find where you have spoke of this artist. Have a great weekend.

Randy said...

Interesting artwork.

Leslie D. said...

Ok professor Jack. Ready when you are.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my gosh what a fabulous space, those wooden floors are gorgeous..oh yes, and the art work is pretty special too!

Audrey said...

Tres reussi ;o)

Liz Needle said...

What a beautiful gallery for exhibitions. The lines are wonderful.

JM said...

Lewitt's panels are fantastic! I especially like this photo, it's so well done, Jack.

tapirgal said...

The art is interesting and the room is fantastic.

Kcalpesh said...

Due to the floor it seems but the colors in the reflections are so vivid... awesome!

Jim said...

Beautiful.

Bob Crowe said...

You created your own painting down the middle. I can take or leave Lewitt. Color field stuff is okay but I prefer Rothko or old Stella (love the protractor paintings). I'm interested in following your tour.

Christineeeee said...

Plus les parquets sont cirés, meilleurs sont les reflets !

Biseeeeeeeeeeees de Christineeeee

LONDONLULU said...

Very lovely shot, did not know Lewitt was a Hartford native! I walk by a very energetic piece of his on the way to the athletic fields sometimes.

William Kendall said...

The two murals work for me, and I usually don't care for contemporary art.