Ruth Asawa

“Asawa lived an extraordinary life independent of her incredible body of work. Her path was a series of trials overcome and small paradises found—from internment camps in America to, later, a creative coming-of-age at Black Mountain College and in San Francisco, where she lived until her death in 2013.

Her legacy of generosity and openness to the world continues to grow along with her reputation as an artist, which was underappreciated during her lifetime despite everyone from Josef Albers to Buckminster Fuller declaring her genius indisputable. But that has been changing, year by year—just a few weeks ago, the US Postal Service announced they would be featuring Asawa on a new stamp out this fall.”

More and more

#ruthasawa

Leo Valledor and Zin Helena Song

Hyperallergic caught my eye with Leo’s work. The story of the Park Place Group is another wrinkle in the “primacy” of post-war New York… While some might think of Stella‘s (or Tony‘s) work, I’m more curious about how artists like Zin are taking this idiom forward.

#leovalledor

#zinhelenasong

Yayoi Kusama

is at the #Acklandmuseum. Many folks know her infinity chambers (her installation at #ncma in 2018 stole the show) but not her painting. Glad I got to see the one below at the #armoryshow since COVID19 might shut things down before I get over to UNCCH.

I also found this little piece about Donald Judd interesting, which starts off with a story about his reaction to her work.

#yayoikusama