Taking advantage of the day off and the nice weather I took myself on a trip to see two art exhibits today The first was The Poetics of Space which remains at the Kemper Museum until March 14th, 2010. The exhibit is based upon the French philosopher Gaston Blanchlard's 1958 book, La poetiique de' l'espace. The collection of work focuses upon the spatial dynamics of our architectural and natural surroundings. There were three pieces from this collection I especially liked.
• Isabella's two chairs
• Untitled #26 from The Age of Men
• Wave Rock
I'm working on poems that are based on the first two above. More on these in a later post.
The second exhibit was at Kemper at the Crossroads. It's Keltie Farris's Man Eaters.
She uses formalist strategies and materials to create enigmatic and visually seductive abstractions.
Both of these exhibits had my mind stretching like taffy. Curiosity and bubbling over like a pot of water. A little steam just to throw in a little mystic smoke.