I've taken to firing off rapid frames with my Samsung S5 (full disclosure they give me phones and I love them) because the images are linked to my google photos and the system will auto select photos to turn into .gif, these are some from today's gallery crawl. They make me smile. Paul Marlow was kind enough to be the subject, even if he didn't really know he was, and good news I didn't get kicked out of Gagosian or Zwirner in the process.
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Jennifer Nocon works with a multitude of materials to create her scale defying pieces. The pieces I had the pleasure of seeing att the Art Los Angeles Contemporary show in February were primarily felt. Gorgeous thick alive felt. We were awestruck by the response we had to her work. She works in Los Angeles which also made me proud to think about great art being made in the town I call home. She exhibits with the Tracy WIlliams Gallery. if you see word of her work being up go see it.
The blue chip gallery PACE has opened up shop in what used to be the Tesla HQ in Menlo Park. Looks like the billions and billions in new tech dollars are enough to get the galleries thinking about being in the burbs. Having grown up in the south bay area it's amazing that this is happening on the street that it is. Times are changing. The first show up is Alexander Calder / The Art of Invention. Sounds like a match made in heaven to us.
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Yoko Ono has an expansive retrospective on view at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art just outside Copenhagen in Denmark. I was unaware that Yoko Ono's artistic career has spanned so many decades and has been such a constant in her life. It's smart art, it's conceptual art. The wishing tree in the courtyard between buildings was a buzz with people thinking. It was a great sight to see. On my way out of the exhibit, I overheard a couple of other Americans who were also viewing the exhibit. They judged it to be "self involved look at me art". I have to disagree. Yoko Ono has been under a microscope for longer than I have been alive and the idea that she challenged the world and engaged in new ways of thinking while supporting and partnering with young artists over the years is admirable to me. She didn't have to put herself out there, she didn't need to, her livelihood didn't depend on it, and she knew she was a open to criticism from day one. She's a great example of waking up every day and living it as though it might be the last. She learned that lesson the hard way a long time ago! I really enjoyed the exhibit and wish I had been able to spend more time taking it all in. Go YOKO. Leave your mark.
One of my favorite artists and one of my favorite Angelenos is Ed Ruscha. I had the chance to attend a rare talk Ed gave at the Soho House in West Hollywood last year and it was very inspiring. This video brought me right back to the talk, I hope you will also be inspired by this great artists wise words.
The Louisiana as it is called is one of the great venues for experiencing art in the entire world. The site and the buildings are masterpieces on their own. The center of the site began with additions to an original patrician villa. Every detail of the site seems to successfully explore their core concept. The interaction of architecture with art and nature.
The museum is a must see site for anyone who visits Copenhagen. There is nowhere like it in the world. Getting to the museum is easy just catch a train from central station in Copenhagen and in about forty minutes you are ready to disembark. From the moment you get off at the stop you will be faced with art and mother natures natural beauty co-exisiting in a very unique way. A beautiful fifteen minute walk takes you to the museum site. Allow yourself more time than I did when you visit. I only had two hours and could have easily spent a half a day. Planning for lunch or dinner there is a great idea. The cafe has a wide variety of quality offerings and is blessed with one of the worlds great views. Facing the Oresund with massive Alexander Calder sculptures in the foreground and Sweden in the background you can take in the landscape from the expansive patios or the inside the beautifully designed dining room.
The buildings and sculpture gardens appear at once peaceful and grand. The interiors of the galleries, cafe and theater all perfectly integrate with the experience of viewing art and make it easy to appreciate the portion of the permanent collection currently being shown. The galleries showcasing the museums Giacometti pieces which are situated overlooking a serene body of water surrounded by green trees makes you wonder which is the art, the sculpture, the building or the surrounds.
The museum shop is world class and worth a block of time as well. They have expansive archives of past exhibition catalogs and books as well as top notch design objects and clothes on offer.
Currently being exhibited are two shows Tara Donovan and Yoko Ono. Both well curated and presented. I would go back to see either tomorrow and would go back any day to see the museum itself.
LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, DENMARK // louisiana.dk