Have you been to the High Museum in Atlanta? Last week I took a road trip. It was my first time to Georgia, to Atlanta, and to the High Museum. My time there was too short but here are a few photos that I thought you would enjoy.
Los Trompos (Spinning Tops) is a large-scale, interactive design installation by contemporary Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena on the Woodruff Arts Center’s Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza.
On my way out of the museum the plaza had come alive with kids twirling around each top, climbing through the structures and running from one top to the other!
A Painter’s Profile:
The High Celebrates Romare Bearden
Romare Bearden is one of my favorite artists. A Painter’s Profile is a small gem of an exhibit. Bearden (1911-1988) infused his work with themes central to the Black experience in America. For more than four decades, Bearden created a exciting and varied body of work that included collage, watercolors and prints. His strong Southern roots, spiritual influences from his youth, along with jazz along and broader art historical themes were strong influences in his work.
The exhibit runs through July 5, 2015.
Untitled is created by Turner Prize winning artist, Anish Kapoor. Kapoor combines art and science. Using the concave dish and stainless steel he provides an engaging experience for the viewer – there is a a sense of limitlessness with myraid fractured reflections within the surface.
Twenty Plaster Surrogates
Created using enamel on solid-cast Hydro-Stone, Allan McCollum’s “surrogate” paintings are black voids. Surrogates points to the Hydro-Stone used as stand-ins for the paintings. He hangs the surrogates in the Nineteenth Century Salon style.
Green Chicken and Portrait of Jaime Hayon
So whimsical! Green Chicken makes me smile. Jaime Hayon explores the common chicken and creates a modern piece of beauty and utility – a rocking chair.
On the wall, behind Green Chicken is Portrait of Jaime Hayon, by Nienke Klunder, 2008. Pigment inkjet print.