My membership to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was, hand-down, one of my best purchases ever.
Despite being a designer and artistic soul, I usually relate to the art world as a foreigner, lacking theoretical or practical training. That doesn't keep me from getting totally caught up in exhibits, though, and the current Agnes Martin retrospective is an exceptional example of that.
Seriously - this exhibit is my happy place.
I first traipsed through the exhibit a few weeks back on accident, and was immediately transported. I didn't know what this bright, faded place was, but I felt like it was me. The quietest version of Kevin eats up anything gray, beige & simple - so it kind of was a no-brainer.
I took advantage of my membership to research more about the artist, Agnes Martin, and I haven't been able to keep myself away. The meditative merger of expressionism and minimalism effortlessly brought me to a personal, almost meditative headspace. The juxtaposition of these works in one space immediately cast me in a surreal, perfectly balanced world far away from the hustling Miracle Mile neighborhood here in LA.
While I loved the faded beige and grey hues, my favorite piece is a large, darkly saturated canvas called The Sea (2003). When it comes to her infamous grids, I loved taking time to notice the open evidence of her hand in imperfect brushwork line.
While I wait for LACMA to reply to my request of rent this exhibit out as my apartment, I highly encourage you all to check it out and get familiar with this staggering & lovely body of work!