Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Lee Bontecou

One of most impressive exhibits I've seen in a while was the Lee Bontecou retrospective this weekend. An amazing artist who achieved fame in the 1960's and 70's (which was no easy feat for a woman back in those days). She ducked out of the public eye for the last 30 years to rest, explore, and expand. The show at the UCLA Hammer museum displays the last 50 years of this woman's work that touches both the darkness of humanity and the lyricism of dreams . What I also found was a passionate individual unable to stop creating despite being out of the public's eye. A true artist.

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