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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

local wanderings

jeremiah got home from work early this afternoon so we decided to take clémence to her very first (of many) art museums to check out an amazing exhibition of work by his favorite art professor from college, angela ellsworth who also happens to be an extremely talented and well-known artist (and such a sweetheart).
along the way to her exhibition, we saw some pieces from a few of our favorite artists...it has been a while since we have seen them and wanted to introduce clémence.

james turrell's mohl ip

a huge piece made from t.v.'s and neon signs by
nam june paik

tapies is one of our favorite artists and we first fell in love with his work in barcelona.

arman's red to the third power

joseph cornell is one of my favorites. known for his shadow boxes
and collages. they had a section dedicated to some of his pieces.

clémence staring at the bright colors of peter wegner's
guillotine of shade

mass (colder darker matter) by cornelia parker.
these are all pieces of wood taken from a church that burnt to the ground.
and they hang by wire and string. if you stand at a distance you can get lost in their movement.

lawrence weiner
and at last, ms. ellsworth.

she spent her childhood in Utah and within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. her different experiences and individual reactions to this specific context have inspired much of her mature work as an artist. multilayered and complex, her works touches on memory and nostalgia but is grounded in the present and the reinterpretation of her experience as well as Mormon traditions and practices.

Seer Bonnets: A Continuing Offense, nine bonnets pierced through with pearl-tipped corsage pins and representing the nine wives of her great-great-grandfather, who was the fifth prophet of the Mormon Church.

well, i've been standing here awhile
this is her. i had to post the picture because she is so doggone cute and sweet, yet makes such tough art.

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