Since Bosty lives in the Washington, DC area, he decided to stop by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden to check out the latest art exhibit. On his way over to the building, he stopped by the sculpture garden and decided to add a wish to Yoko Ono’s “Wish Tree for Washington, DC.” Visitors can write wishes on tags and tie them to the tree – how fun!
He really liked Yayoi Kusama’s pumpkin sculpture, just look at those colors and dots!
Some of the sculptures were very visually impressive – like this “Needle Tower” by Kenneth Snelson, that seems to repeat itself infinitely.
Bosty was excited to see that the new exhibit was the work of the contemporary artist, Ai Weiwei.
He was also pretty amused by the sign with Ron Mueck’s sculpture of a man.
Bosty was mesmerized by Barbara Kruger’s “Belief+Doubt” piece. He liked her bold use of typography.
And Linn Meyer’s intricate “Our View From Here” wall drawing was incredible in-person. Bosty was definitely feeling inspired!
Finally Bosty made his way to Ai Weiwei’s exhibit. He thought Weiwei’s complex designs were intriguing.
And his favorite part were the lego portraits on the ground. He could only imagine how long they took to piece them together!
After seeing the special exhibit, Bosty wanted to admire some of the contemporary paintings, like Willem de Kooning’s work.
Jean-Paul Riopelle’s use of texture was incredible. And after a day of admiring beautiful works of art at the modern art museum, Bosty was practically ready to start making his own masterpiece. There’s nothing better than getting to see the work of great artists!
Bosty wanted to explore one of the museums in the Washington, DC area, so he decided to stop by the National Gallery’s East Wing. He was excited to see artwork by famous artists like Pablo Picasso.
As he wandering around the museum, he was drawn to Piet Mondrian’s simple geometric shapes and bold colors.
Wassily Kandinsky’s colorful abstract work also caught his eye, and he enjoyed seeing one of Gustav Klimt’s figurative and patterned paintings.
Wayne Thiebaud’s cake painting made Bosty feel a little hungry. Cake, anyone?
He spent a little time staring in awe at one of Jackson Pollock’s large paintings that was part of the Abstract Expressionist movement.
Wow, is that an Andy Warhol? Bosty is a big fan of pop art.
He also enjoys Impressionist paintings, and was excited to see some work by Claude Monet.
Bosty took a final look around and enjoyed seeing Alexander Calder’s large mobile pieces. He was a little worn out from wandering around every floor of the museum, so he went outside to enjoy the sunny spring weather.
Before leaving the National Mall, he strolled around the National Gallery’s Sculpture Garden. It was a beautiful day outside, and it was a wonderful day to see some colorful works of art.
My new landscape/cityscape series has given me an opportunity to intensely study my gray color palette surroundings in DC. When I decided to collage the National Gallery, I realized I needed to change things up a bit. Thus I created a composition where you can see bits of the building behind several trees. This added a little more color, and made the layout more interesting to tackle.
Yesterday I did some gallery sitting for the Del Ray Artisans. They currently have their “Made in the U.S.A.” exhibition on display. The show runs from July 1st until the 22nd, and features artwork inspired by U.S. people, places, and things.
As usual, I had to take a few installation pictures of my collages in the exhibit – “Lincoln Memorial” and “Washington Monument.”
There’s a bit of a funny story behind my two pieces in this show. Apparently the labels got mixed up so that “Lincoln Memorial” was beside the Washington Monument while “Washington Monument” was beside the Lincoln Memorial. Apparently lots of visitors noticed this mix-up and kept approaching the gallery sitters to let them know that the labels needed to be fixed. The curator wasn’t sure if I wanted the labels to be this way – if I was trying to prove some sort of point. Eventually they switched them so the collages were properly labeled. It was pretty amusing to hear how many people took note of the mistake and almost demanded that the labels get fixed on the spot.
Above is an image of the gallery with the “Made in the U.S.A.” artwork on display.
And this is the ad that is being used to advertise the exhibit.
I hope everyone is having a Happy Fourth of July! The Del Ray Artisans exhibit is definitely very fitting for the holiday.