To Build a World…Inspired by Louise Nevelson

To Build a World…Inspired by Louise Nevelson

WEB1What a wonderful experience to introduce young artists to the wondrous wood work of the artist Louise Nevelson…and what better way than for them to create their own (mini) wood sculptures!

WEBaWorking on simple cardboard bases, students worked with an assortment of new and repurposed wood objects, in a variety of shapes, thicknesses and sizes.

WEBbPlaying with shape, space, form, pattern, dimension and design, they arranged their chosen pieces into sculptures (“built environments”), and secured them  using “tacky glue“.

WEBcSome used aspects of symmetry to create harmony and balance.

WEBddSome built their pieces up,

WEBfinto elegant and contained structures,

WEBhsome out, into strong, repeating patterns,

WEBeand some built up and out producing a magical sense of movement that is a joy to behold.

WEBgThey used the color, texture and utility of the materials to establish strong compositions, sustain visual interest

WEbiand just plain have fun!

It was beautiful to see them build….their worlds.

Gratis Louise Nevelson.

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Meeting LA MOCA

Meeting  LA MOCA

A first-time visit to LAMOCA Grand Avenue yields treasure, magic, and happy surprises.  Who knew downtown could be so fun?

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Nancy Rubins, American sculptor and installation artist, is handily represented outside.

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A meditative room offering communion with Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns.

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One of my faves, a Louise Nevelson sculpture silhouetted before a Jackson Pollack painting.

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My fave man in black, silhouetted in front of meditative  Mark Rothkos.

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Currently shown: Urs Fischer…welcome to his/our (?) world.

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A show spread across the two downtown MOCA locations, and several galleries of MOCA Grand Avenue.

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Culture disintegrates in a fascinating and visceral way…and its skeletons are revealed.

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Beyond patina.

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He has caught something…we have all felt like that,

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and this.

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Let’s hope this isn’t the sum total of the current  zeitgeist.

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Here’s looking at you, kid.  Outside…playing with our perception of perception, perhaps.

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Time for some lemonade, at Lemonade MOCA.

Check it out!!!

You just…never know.

Something might speak to You…and you… might speak back.